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 District Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(positive decrease=drop in unemployment)
Georgia 7.7 positive decrease 0.2%
District of Columbia 7.6 positive decrease 0.1%
Mississippi 7.6 positive decrease 0.1%
Rhode Island 7.4 positive decrease 0.2%
California 7.3 Steady 0.0%
Tennessee 7.1 positive decrease 0.2%
Nevada 7.1 positive decrease 0.2%
Michigan 7.1 positive decrease 0.1%
Oregon 7.0 positive decrease 0.1%
Arizona 6.8 positive decrease 0.1%
Alaska 6.8 Steady 0.0%
South Carolina 6.7 negative increase 0.1%
Illinois 6.6 Steady 0.0%
New Jersey 6.6 negative increase 0.1%
New Mexico 6.5 positive decrease 0.1%
West Virginia 6.5 positive decrease 0.1%
Delaware 6.4 positive decrease 0.1%
Connecticut 6.4 Steady 0.0%
North Carolina 6.3 positive decrease 0.4%
Alabama 6.3 positive decrease 0.3%
Kentucky 6.2 positive decrease 0.5%
Louisiana 6.2 negative increase 0.2%
Maryland 6.0 positive decrease 0.3%
Arkansas 6.0 positive decrease 0.2%
New York 6.0 positive decrease 0.2%
Florida 6.0 positive decrease 0.1%
Washington 6.0 negative increase 0.3%
Massachusetts 6.0 Steady 0.0%
Missouri 5.9 positive decrease 0.4%
Maine 5.8 Steady 0.0%
United States[5] 5.8 positive decrease 0.1%
Indiana 5.7 Steady 0.0%
Pennsylvania 5.4 positive decrease 0.3%
Wisconsin 5.4 positive decrease 0.1%
Ohio 5.3 positive decrease 0.3%
Virginia 5.3 positive decrease 0.2%
Texas 5.1 positive decrease 0.1%
Wyoming 4.7 Steady 0.0%
Oklahoma 4.5 positive decrease 0.2%
Iowa 4.5 positive decrease 0.1%
Montana 4.5 positive decrease 0.1%
Kansas 4.4 positive decrease 0.4%
Vermont 4.4 Steady 0.0%
Colorado 4.3 positive decrease 0.4%
New Hampshire 4.2 positive decrease 0.1%
Idaho 4.1 positive decrease 0.4%
Hawaii 4.1 positive decrease 0.1%
Minnesota 3.9 positive decrease 0.2%
Utah 3.6 negative increase 0.1%
Nebraska 3.4 positive decrease 0.2%
South Dakota 3.3 positive decrease 0.1%
North Dakota 2.8 Steady 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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