List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

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U.S. unemployment in December 2015
Historical seasonal unemployment rates, showing the variance between the fifty states.

The list of U.S. states 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 non-seasonally adjusted data reflects the actual current unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted removes the seasonal component from the data.[3]

Unemployment rate by State or Territory[edit]

Statistic below: January 26, 2016 for December 2015.[4] The Mariana Islands and Samoa lack employment data.

State or Territory Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(=drop in unemployment)
 Puerto Rico[5] 12.2 0.3%
 Virgin Islands[6] 11.3 0.1%
 Guam[7] 6.9 0.2%
 New Mexico 6.7 0.1%
 District of Columbia 6.6 Steady 0.0%
 Alaska 6.5 Negative increase 0.1%
 Mississippi 6.4 Negative increase 0.4%
 Nevada 6.4 0.1%
 West Virginia 6.3 0.2%
 Alabama 6.2 Negative increase 0.2%
 Louisiana 6.1 0.2%
 Illinois 5.9 Negative increase 0.2%
 California 5.8 Negative increase 0.1%
 Arizona 5.8 0.2%
 Tennessee 5.6 Steady 0.0%
 North Carolina 5.6 0.1%
 Washington 5.5 Negative increase 0.2%
 South Carolina 5.5 Steady 0.0%
 Georgia 5.5 0.1%
 Oregon 5.4 0.3%
 Kentucky 5.3 Negative increase 0.4%
 Connecticut 5.2 Negative increase 0.1%
 Michigan 5.1 Steady 0.0%
 Rhode Island 5.1 0.1%
 Maryland 5.1 0.1%
 New Jersey 5.1 0.2%
 United States[8] 5.0 Steady 0.0%
 Florida 5.0 Steady 0.0%
 Delaware 5.0 0.1%
 New York 4.8 Steady 0.0%
 Pennsylvania 4.8 0.2%
 Arkansas 4.8 0.2%
 Ohio 4.7 Negative increase 0.2%
 Texas 4.7 Negative increase 0.1%
 Massachusetts 4.7 Steady 0.0%
 Indiana 4.4 Steady 0.0%
 Missouri 4.4 0.3%
 Wyoming 4.3 Negative increase 0.2%
 Wisconsin 4.3 Negative increase 0.1%
 Virginia 4.2 Steady 0.0%
 Oklahoma 4.1 0.1%
 Montana 4.0 Steady 0.0%
 Maine 4.0 0.1%
 Idaho 3.9 Steady 0.0%
 Kansas 3.9 0.1%
 Vermont 3.6 0.1%
 Utah 3.5 Steady 0.0%
 Minnesota 3.5 Steady 0.0%
 Colorado 3.5 0.1%
 Iowa 3.4 Steady 0.0%
 Hawaii 3.2 Steady 0.0%
 New Hampshire 3.1 0.1%
 Nebraska 2.9 Steady 0.0%
 South Dakota 2.9 0.1%
  North Dakota 2.7 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. January 2016. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Economy at a Glance — Puerto Rico". Bureau of Labor Statistics. January 2016. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  6. ^ "Virgin Islands Local Area Unemployment Rates". Virgin Islands Department of Labor. January 2016. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  7. ^ "Unemployment Situation on Guam". Bureau of Labor Statistics. March 2015. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  8. ^ "Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey". Bureau of Labor Statistics. January 2016. Retrieved 2015-12-18. 

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