List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

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U.S. unemployment in June 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: July 21, 2015 for June 2015.[4]

State or District Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(positive decrease=drop in unemployment)
West Virginia 7.4 negative increase 0.2%
District of Columbia 7.0 positive decrease 0.3%
Nevada 6.9 positive decrease 0.1%
Alaska 6.8 Steady 0.0%
South Carolina 6.6 positive decrease 0.2%
Mississippi 6.6 positive decrease 0.1%
Louisiana 6.4 positive decrease 0.2%
New Mexico 6.4 negative increase 0.2%
California 6.3 positive decrease 0.1%
New Jersey 6.1 positive decrease 0.4%
Georgia 6.1 positive decrease 0.2%
Alabama 6.1 Steady 0.0%
Illinois 5.9 positive decrease 0.1%
Arizona 5.9 negative increase 0.1%
Rhode Island 5.9 Steady 0.0%
North Carolina 5.8 negative increase 0.1%
Missouri 5.8 Steady 0.0%
Connecticut 5.7 positive decrease 0.3%
Tennessee 5.7 positive decrease 0.1%
Arkansas 5.7 Steady 0.0%
New York 5.5 positive decrease 0.2%
Florida 5.7 positive decrease 0.2%
Michigan 5.5 Steady 0.0%
Oregon 5.5 negative increase 0.2%
Pennsylvania 5.4 Steady 0.0%
United States[5] 5.3 positive decrease 0.2%
Washington 5.3 positive decrease 0.1%
Maryland 5.2 positive decrease 0.1%
Ohio 5.2 Steady 0.0%
Kentucky 5.1 Steady 0.0%
Indiana 4.9 positive decrease 0.2%
Virginia 4.9 Steady 0.0%
Maine 4.7 Steady 0.0%
Delaware 4.7 negative increase 0.1%
Massachusetts 4.6 Steady 0.0%
Wisconsin 4.6 Steady 0.0%
Kansas 4.5 negative increase 0.1%
Oklahoma 4.5 negative increase 0.2%
Colorado 4.4 negative increase 0.1%
Texas 4.2 positive decrease 0.1%
Hawaii 4.0 positive decrease 0.1%
Wyoming 4.1 Steady 0.0%
Idaho 4.0 negative increase 0.1%
Montana 3.9 positive decrease 0.1%
Minnesota 3.9 negative increase 0.1%
New Hampshire 3.8 Steady 0.0%
South Dakota 3.8 Steady 0.0%
Iowa 3.7 positive decrease 0.1%
Vermont 3.6 Steady 0.0%
Utah 3.5 Steady 0.1%
North Dakota 3.1 Steady 0.0%
Nebraska 2.6 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?" (PDF). Nebraska Department of Labor. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows". BLS. June 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey". Bureau of Labor Statistics. June 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-30. 

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