List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

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U.S. unemployment in August, 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: September 19, 2014 for August, 2014.[4]

State or District Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(positive decrease=drop in unemployment)
Georgia 8.1 negative increase 0.3%
Mississippi 7.9 positive decrease 0.1%
Rhode Island 7.7 Steady 0.0%
Nevada 7.6 positive decrease 0.1%
District of Columbia 7.6 negative increase 0.2%
California 7.4 Steady 0.0%
Michigan 7.4 positive decrease 0.3%
Tennessee 7.4 negative increase 0.3%
Oregon 7.2 negative increase 0.3%
Arizona 7.1 negative increase 0.1%
Kentucky 7.1 positive decrease 0.3%
Alabama 6.9 positive decrease 0.1%
Alaska 6.8 negative increase 0.3%
North Carolina 6.8 negative increase 0.3%
Illinois 6.7 positive decrease 0.1%
New Mexico 6.7 negative increase 0.1%
Connecticut 6.6 Steady 0.0%
New Jersey 6.6 negative increase 0.1%
West Virginia 6.6 negative increase 0.3%
Delaware 6.5 negative increase 0.3%
Maryland 6.4 negative increase 0.3%
New York 6.4 positive decrease 0.2%
South Carolina 6.4 negative increase 0.7%
Arkansas 6.3 negative increase 0.1%
Florida 6.3 negative increase 0.1%
Missouri 6.3 positive decrease 0.2%
United States[5] 6.1 positive decrease 0.1%
Louisiana 5.8 negative increase 0.4%
Indiana 5.8 positive decrease 0.1%
Massachusetts 5.8 negative increase 0.2%
Pennsylvania 5.8 negative increase 0.1%
Ohio 5.7 Steady 0.0%
Maine 5.6 negative increase 0.1%
Virginia 5.6 negative increase 0.2%
Washington 5.6 Steady 0.0%
Wisconsin 5.6 positive decrease 0.2%
Texas 5.3 negative increase 0.2%
Colorado 5.1 positive decrease 0.2%
Kansas 4.9 Steady 0.0%
Idaho 4.7 positive decrease 0.1%
Montana 4.7 negative increase 0.1%
Oklahoma 4.7 negative increase 0.1%
Wyoming 4.6 negative increase 0.2%
Iowa 4.5 Steady 0.0%
New Hampshire 4.4 Steady 0.0%
Hawaii 4.3 positive decrease 0.1%
Minnesota 4.3 positive decrease 0.2%
Vermont 4.1 negative increase 0.4%
Nebraska 3.6 Steady 0.0%
South Dakota 3.6 positive decrease 0.1%
Utah 3.6 Steady 0.0%
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. 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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