List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

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U.S. unemployment in May, 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: June 20, 2014 for May, 2014.[4]

State or DistrictUnemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(positive decrease=drop in unemployment)
Rhode Island8.2positive decrease 0.1%
Nevada7.9positive decrease 0.1%
Kentucky7.7Steady 0.0%
Mississippi7.7negative increase 0.2%
California7.6positive decrease 0.2%
Illinois7.5positive decrease 0.4%
District of Columbia7.5Steady 0.0%
Michigan7.5negative increase 0.1%
Georgia7.2negative increase 0.2%
Oregon6.9Steady 0.0%
Connecticut6.9Steady 0.0%
Arizona6.8positive decrease 0.1%
New Jersey6.8positive decrease 0.1%
Alabama6.8positive decrease 0.1%
New York6.7Steady 0.0%
Missouri6.6Steady 0.0%
New Mexico6.5positive decrease 0.3%
Arkansas6.4positive decrease 0.2%
Alaska6.4Steady 0.0%
Tennessee6.4negative increase 0.1%
North Carolina6.4negative increase 0.2%
United States[5]6.3Steady 0.0%
Florida6.3negative increase 0.1%
West Virginia6.3negative increase 0.3%
Washington6.1Steady 0.0%
Delaware5.9negative increase 0.1%
Colorado5.8positive decrease 0.2%
Wisconsin5.7positive decrease 0.1%
Indiana5.7Steady 0.0%
Maine5.7Steady 0.0%
Massachusetts5.6positive decrease 0.4%
Pennsylvania5.6positive decrease 0.1%
Maryland5.6negative increase 0.1%
Ohio5.5positive decrease 0.2%
South Carolina5.3Steady 0.0%
Texas5.1positive decrease 0.1%
Virginia5.1negative increase 0.2%
Idaho4.9positive decrease 0.1%
Louisiana4.9negative increase 0.4%
Kansas4.8Steady 0.0%
Montana4.6positive decrease 0.2%
Minnesota4.6positive decrease 0.1%
Oklahoma4.6Steady 0.0%
New Hampshire4.4Steady 0.0%
Hawaii4.4Steady 0.0%
Iowa4.4negative increase 0.1%
South Dakota3.8Steady 0.0%
Wyoming3.8negative increase 0.1%
Nebraska3.6Steady 0.0%
Utah3.6positive decrease 0.2%
Vermont3.3Steady 0.0%
North Dakota2.6Steady 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. May 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey". Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 

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