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: April 21, 2017 for March 2017.[4] American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands lack employment data.

Rank State or Territory Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly change
(=drop in unemployment)
 Puerto Rico[5] 11.0% 0.5%
 Virgin Islands[6] 10.0% 0.1%
1  New Mexico 6.7% 0.1%
2  Alaska 6.4% Steady 0.0%
 District of Columbia 5.8% Negative increase 0.1%
3  Alabama 5.8% 0.4%
4  Louisiana 5.7% 0.1%
 Guam[7] 5.4% Negative increase 1.5%
5  Tennessee 5.1% 0.2%
6  Ohio 5.1% Steady 0.0%
7  Michigan 5.1% Negative increase 0.2%
8  Georgia 5.1% 0.2%
9  Texas 5.0% Negative increase 0.1%
10  Mississippi 5.0% 0.2%
11  Kentucky 5.0% Steady 0.0%
12  Arizona 5.0% 0.1%
13  West Virginia 4.9% 0.3%
14  North Carolina 4.9% 0.2%
15  Illinois 4.9% 0.5%
16  California 4.9% 0.1%
17  Pennsylvania 4.8% 0.2%
18  Nevada 4.8% 0.1%
19  Florida 4.8% 0.2%
20  Connecticut 4.8% Negative increase 0.1%
21  Washington 4.7% 0.2%
 United States[8] 4.5% 0.2%
22  Wyoming 4.5% 0.2%
23  Delaware 4.5% Steady 0.0%
24  South Carolina 4.4% Steady 0.0%
25  Rhode Island 4.3% 0.2%
26  Oklahoma 4.3% 0.2%
27  New York 4.3% 0.1%
28  Maryland 4.3% Negative increase 0.1%
29  New Jersey 4.2% 0.3%
30  Missouri 3.9% 0.2%
31  Indiana 3.9% 0.2%
32  Virginia 3.8% 0.1%
33  Oregon 3.8% 0.2%
34  Montana 3.8% 0.1%
35  Minnesota 3.8% 0.2%
36  Kansas 3.8% 0.2%
37  Massachusetts 3.6% Negative increase 0.2%
38  Arkansas 3.6% 0.1%
39  Idaho 3.5% 0.1%
40  Wisconsin 3.4% 0.3%
41  Utah 3.1% Steady 0.0%
42  Nebraska 3.1% 0.1%
43  Iowa 3.1% 0.1%
44  Vermont 3.0% Steady 0.0%
45  Maine 3.0% 0.2%
46  South Dakota 2.8% Steady 0.0%
47   North Dakota 2.8% 0.2%
48  New Hampshire 2.8% Negative increase 0.1%
49  Hawaii 2.7% 0.1%
50  Colorado 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". Bureau of Labor Statistics. February 2017. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Economy at a Glance — Puerto Rico". Bureau of Labor Statistics. April 2017. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Virgin Islands Local Area Unemployment Rates". Virgin Islands Department of Labor. April 2017. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Unemployment Situation on Guam". Bureau of Labor Statistics. September 2016. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  8. ^ "Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey". Bureau of Labor Statistics. April 2017. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 

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