List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

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U.S. unemployment in May 2015.
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 19, 2015 for May 2015.[4]

State or District Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(positive decrease=drop in unemployment)
District of Columbia 7.3 positive decrease 0.2%
West Virginia 7.2 negative increase 0.2%
Nevada 7.0 positive decrease 0.1%
Alaska 6.8 negative increase 0.1%
South Carolina 6.8 negative increase 0.1%
Mississippi 6.7 negative increase 0.1%
Louisiana 6.6 Steady 0.0%
New Jersey 6.5 Steady 0.0%
California 6.4 negative increase 0.1%
Georgia 6.3 Steady 0.0%
New Mexico 6.2 Steady 0.0%
Alabama 6.1 negative increase 0.3%
Connecticut 6.0 positive decrease 0.3%
Illinois 6.0 Steady 0.0%
Rhode Island 5.9 positive decrease 0.2%
Tennessee 5.8 positive decrease 0.2%
Arizona 5.8 positive decrease 0.2%
Missouri 5.8 negative increase 0.1%
New York 5.7 Steady 0.0%
Arkansas 5.7 Steady 0.0%
Florida 5.7 negative increase 0.1%
North Carolina 5.7 negative increase 0.2%
Michigan 5.5 negative increase 0.1%
United States[5] 5.5 negative increase 0.1%
Pennsylvania 5.4 negative increase 0.1%
Washington 5.4 positive decrease 0.1%
Maryland 5.3 Steady 0.0%
Oregon 5.3 negative increase 0.1%
Ohio 5.2 Steady 0.0%
Indiana 5.1 positive decrease 0.3%
Kentucky 5.1 negative increase 0.1%
Virginia 4.9 negative increase 0.1%
Maine 4.7 Steady 0.0%
Massachusetts 4.6 positive decrease 0.1%
Delaware 4.6 negative increase 0.1%
Wisconsin 4.6 negative increase 0.2%
Kansas 4.4 negative increase 0.1%
Colorado 4.3 negative increase 0.1%
Texas 4.3 negative increase 0.1%
Oklahoma 4.3 negative increase 0.2%
Hawaii 4.1 Steady 0.0%
Wyoming 4.1 Steady 0.0%
Montana 3.9 positive decrease 0.1%
Idaho 3.9 negative increase 0.1%
Iowa 3.8 Steady 0.0%
New Hampshire 3.8 Steady 0.0%
Minnesota 3.8 negative increase 0.1%
South Dakota 3.8 negative increase 0.2%
Vermont 3.6 Steady 0.0%
Utah 3.5 negative increase 0.1%
North Dakota 3.1 Steady 0.0%
Nebraska 2.6 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?" (PDF). Nebraska Department of Labor. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows". BLS. May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey". Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 

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