List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

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U.S. unemployment in July, 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: August 18, 2014 for July, 2014.[4]

State or District Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(positive decrease=drop in unemployment)
Mississippi 8.0 negative increase 0.1%
Georgia 7.8 negative increase 0.4%
Rhode Island 7.7 positive decrease 0.2%
Nevada 7.7 Steady 0.0%
Michigan 7.7 negative increase 0.2%
District of Columbia 7.4 Steady 0.0%
California 7.4 Steady 0.0%
Kentucky 7.4 Steady 0.0%
Tennessee 7.1 negative increase 0.5%
Arizona 7.0 negative increase 0.1%
Alabama 7.0 negative increase 0.2%
Oregon 6.9 negative increase 0.1%
Illinois 6.8 positive decrease 0.3%
Connecticut 6.6 positive decrease 0.1%
New York 6.6 Steady 0.0%
New Mexico 6.6 negative increase 0.1%
Alaska 6.5 negative increase 0.1%
North Carolina 6.5 negative increase 0.1%
Missouri 6.5 Steady 0.0%
New Jersey 6.5 positive decrease 0.1%
West Virginia 6.3 negative increase 0.1%
Arkansas 6.2 Steady 0.0%
Florida 6.2 Steady 0.0%
United States[5] 6.2 negative increase 0.1%
Delaware 6.2 negative increase 0.1%
Maryland 6.1 negative increase 0.3%
Indiana 5.9 Steady 0.0%
Wisconsin 5.8 negative increase 0.1%
Pennsylvania 5.7 negative increase 0.1%
Ohio 5.7 negative increase 0.2%
South Carolina 5.7 negative increase 0.4%
Washington 5.6 positive decrease 0.2%
Massachusetts 5.6 negative increase 0.1%
Maine 5.5 Steady 0.0%
Virginia 5.4 negative increase 0.1%
Louisiana 5.4 negative increase 0.4%
Colorado 5.3 positive decrease 0.2%
Texas 5.1 Steady 0.0%
Kansas 4.9 Steady 0.0%
Idaho 4.8 negative increase 0.1%
Montana 4.6 negative increase 0.1%
Oklahoma 4.6 negative increase 0.1%
Minnesota 4.5 Steady 0.0%
Iowa 4.5 negative increase 0.1%
Hawaii 4.4 Steady 0.0%
New Hampshire 4.4 Steady 0.0%
Wyoming 4.4 negative increase 0.4%
South Dakota 3.7 positive decrease 0.1%
Vermont 3.7 negative increase 0.2%
Nebraska 3.6 negative increase 0.1%
Utah 3.6 negative increase 0.1%
North Dakota 2.8 negative increase 0.1%

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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