List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

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In September 2016, unemployment by state
Historical seasonal unemployment rates, showing the variance between 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 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: October 21, 2016 for September 2016 (data for territories is for July).[4] The Mariana Islands and Samoa lack employment data.

State or Territory Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly change
(=drop in unemployment)
 Puerto Rico[5] 11.4 Negative increase 0.2%
 Virgin Islands[6] 9.9 1.1%
 Guam[7] 6.9 Steady 0.0%
 Alaska 6.9 Negative increase 0.1%
 New Mexico 6.7 Negative increase 0.1%
 Louisiana 6.4 Negative increase 0.1%
 District of Columbia 6.1 Negative increase 0.1%
 Mississippi 6.0 Steady 0.0%
 Nevada 5.8 0.5%
 West Virginia 5.8 Negative increase 0.1%
 Pennsylvania 5.7 Negative increase 0.1%
 Washington 5.6 0.1%
 Rhode Island 5.6 Negative increase 0.1%
 Arizona 5.5 0.3%
 Illinois 5.5 Steady 0.0%
 Wyoming 5.5 0.2%
 California 5.5 Steady 0.0%
 Oregon 5.5 Negative increase 0.1%
 Connecticut 5.4 0.2%
 Alabama 5.4 Steady 0.0%
 New Jersey 5.3 Steady 0.0%
 Oklahoma 5.2 Negative increase 0.1%
 Missouri 5.2 Negative increase 0.1%
 Georgia 5.1 Negative increase 0.1%
 United States[8] 5.0 Negative increase 0.1%
 New York 5.0 Negative increase 0.2%
 Kentucky 5.0 Negative increase 0.1%
 South Carolina 4.9 0.2%
 Ohio 4.8 Negative increase 0.1%
 Texas 4.8 Negative increase 0.1%
 North Carolina 4.7 Negative increase 0.1%
 Michigan 4.6 Negative increase 0.1%
 Tennessee 4.6 Negative increase 0.2%
 Indiana 4.5 Steady 0.0%
 Kansas 4.3 Negative increase 0.1%
 Delaware 4.3 Steady 0.0%
 Maryland 4.2 0.1%
 Wisconsin 4.1 0.1%
 Maine 4.1 Negative increase 0.1%
 Arkansas 4.0 Negative increase 0.1%
 Minnesota 4.0 Steady 0.0%
 Virginia 4.0 Negative increase 0.1%
 Idaho 3.8 Steady 0.0%
 Massachusetts 3.6 0.3%
 Colorado 3.6 0.2%
 Utah 3.4 0.3%
 Hawaii 3.3 0.1%
 Vermont 3.3 Steady 0.0%
 Nebraska 3.2 Steady 0.0%
  North Dakota 3.0 0.1%
 New Hampshire 2.9 0.1%
 South Dakota 2.9 Steady 0.0%
 Florida N/A Steady N/A

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

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