List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

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U.S. unemployment in October, 2014.
Historical seasonal unemployment rates, showing the variance between the 50 states.

The list of U.S. states by unemployment rate are statistics that refers to the nation's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate. Below is a comparison of the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates by state, sortable by name or unemployment rate. Data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment.[1] [2] Non-seasonally adjusted data reflects the actual current unemployment rate, while seasonally adjusted removes the seasonal component from the data.[3]

Unemployment rate by State or District[edit]

Statistic set below: November 21, 2014 for October, 2014.[4]

State or DistrictUnemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(positive decrease=drop in unemployment)
Georgia7.7positive decrease 0.2%
District of Columbia7.6positive decrease 0.1%
Mississippi7.6positive decrease 0.1%
Rhode Island7.4positive decrease 0.2%
California7.3Steady 0.0%
Tennessee7.1positive decrease 0.2%
Nevada7.1positive decrease 0.2%
Michigan7.1positive decrease 0.1%
Oregon7.0positive decrease 0.1%
Arizona6.8positive decrease 0.1%
Alaska6.8Steady 0.0%
South Carolina6.7negative increase 0.1%
Illinois6.6Steady 0.0%
New Jersey6.6negative increase 0.1%
New Mexico6.5positive decrease 0.1%
West Virginia6.5positive decrease 0.1%
Delaware6.4positive decrease 0.1%
Connecticut6.4Steady 0.0%
North Carolina6.3positive decrease 0.4%
Alabama6.3positive decrease 0.3%
Kentucky6.2positive decrease 0.5%
Louisiana6.2negative increase 0.2%
Maryland6.0positive decrease 0.3%
Arkansas6.0positive decrease 0.2%
New York6.0positive decrease 0.2%
Florida6.0positive decrease 0.1%
Washington6.0negative increase 0.3%
Massachusetts6.0Steady 0.0%
Missouri5.9positive decrease 0.4%
Maine5.8Steady 0.0%
United States[5]5.8positive decrease 0.1%
Indiana5.7Steady 0.0%
Pennsylvania5.4positive decrease 0.3%
Wisconsin5.4positive decrease 0.1%
Ohio5.3positive decrease 0.3%
Virginia5.3positive decrease 0.2%
Texas5.1positive decrease 0.1%
Wyoming4.7Steady 0.0%
Oklahoma4.5positive decrease 0.2%
Iowa4.5positive decrease 0.1%
Montana4.5positive decrease 0.1%
Kansas4.4positive decrease 0.4%
Vermont4.4Steady 0.0%
Colorado4.3positive decrease 0.4%
New Hampshire4.2positive decrease 0.1%
Idaho4.1positive decrease 0.4%
Hawaii4.1positive decrease 0.1%
Minnesota3.9positive decrease 0.2%
Utah3.6negative increase 0.1%
Nebraska3.4positive decrease 0.2%
South Dakota3.3positive decrease 0.1%
North Dakota2.8Steady 0.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment Home Page". BLS. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Unemployment rates - Unemployment rates by State". CNNMoney. 2008-12-19. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  3. ^ Kimberly Hughes (2007-10-31). "What is the difference between seasonally adjusted and non-seasonally adjusted data?". Nebraska Department of Labor. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows". BLS. Nov 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-22. 
  5. ^ "Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey". Bureau of Labor Statistics. October 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 

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