List of U.S. states and territories by unemployment rate

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The list of U.S. states and territories by unemployment rate compares the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates by state and territory, sortable by name, rate, and change. Data are provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment publication.[1][2] While the non-seasonally adjusted data reflects the actual unemployment rate, the seasonally adjusted data removes time from the equation.[3]

Unemployment rate by jurisdiction[edit]

Statistic below: July 21, 2017 for June 2017.[4] American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands lack employment data.

Rank State or Territory Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly change
(Positive decrease=drop in unemployment)
 Virgin Islands[5] 10.6% Negative increase 0.4%
 Puerto Rico[6] 10.1% Positive decrease 0.9%
1  Alaska 6.8% Negative increase 0.1%
2  New Mexico 6.4% Positive decrease 0.2%
 District of Columbia 6.2% Negative increase 0.2%
3  Louisiana 5.5% Positive decrease 0.2%
 Guam[7] 5.4% Negative increase 1.5%
4  Arizona 5.1% Steady 0.0%
5  Kentucky 5.1% Negative increase 0.1%
6  Connecticut 5.0% Negative increase 0.1%
7  Mississippi 5.0% Negative increase 0.1%
8  Ohio 5.0% Negative increase 0.1%
9  Pennsylvania 5.0% Steady 0.0%
10  Georgia 4.8% Positive decrease 0.1%
11  California 4.7% Steady 0.0%
12  Delaware 4.7% Steady 0.0%
13  Illinois 4.7% Negative increase 0.1%
14  Nevada 4.7% Steady 0.0%
15  Alabama 4.6% Positive decrease 0.3%
16  Texas 4.6% Positive decrease 0.2%
17  West Virginia 4.6% Negative increase 0.1%
18  New York 4.5% Negative increase 0.1%
19  Washington 4.5% Steady 0.0%
 United States 4.4% Negative increase 0.1%
20  Massachusetts 4.3% Negative increase 0.1%
21  Oklahoma 4.3% Steady 0.0%
22  North Carolina 4.2% Positive decrease 0.3%
23  Rhode Island 4.2% Negative increase 0.1%
24  Florida 4.1% Positive decrease 0.2%
25  Maryland 4.1% Positive decrease 0.1%
26  New Jersey 4.1% Steady 0.0%
27  South Carolina 4.0% Positive decrease 0.1%
28  Montana 3.9% Steady 0.0%
29  Wyoming 3.9% Positive decrease 0.2%
30  Michigan 3.8% Positive decrease 0.4%
31  Missouri 3.8% Positive decrease 0.1%
32  Kansas 3.7% Steady 0.0%
33  Minnesota 3.7% Steady 0.0%
34  Oregon 3.7% Negative increase 0.1%
35  Virginia 3.7% Positive decrease 0.1%
36  Tennessee 3.6% Positive decrease 0.4%
37  Maine 3.5% Negative increase 0.3%
38  Arkansas 3.4% Steady 0.0%
39  Utah 3.4% Negative increase 0.2%
40  Iowa 3.2% Negative increase 0.1%
41  Vermont 3.2% Negative increase 0.1%
42  Idaho 3.1% Positive decrease 0.1%
43  Wisconsin 3.1% Steady 0.0%
44  Indiana 3.0% Positive decrease 0.2%
45  South Dakota 3.0% Negative increase 0.1%
46  Nebraska 2.9% Steady 0.0%
47  New Hampshire 2.9% Steady 0.0%
48  Hawaii 2.7% Steady 0.0%
49  Colorado 2.3% Steady 0.0%
50   North Dakota 2.3% Positive decrease 0.2%

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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". Bureau of Labor Statistics. February 2017. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Virgin Islands Local Area Unemployment Rates". Virgin Islands Department of Labor. July 2017. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Economy at a Glance — Puerto Rico". Bureau of Labor Statistics. July 2017. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Unemployment Situation on Guam". Bureau of Labor Statistics. September 2016. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 

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