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List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

U.S. unemployment in September 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]

Contents

  • Unemployment rate by State or District 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Unemployment rate by State or District

Statistic set below: October 20, 2015 for September 2015.[4]

State or District Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(=drop in unemployment)
West Virginia 7.3 0.3%
New Mexico 6.8 0.1%
Nevada 6.7 0.1%
District of Columbia 6.7 0.1%
Alaska 6.4 0.2%
Arizona 6.3 0.0%
Oregon 6.2 0.1%
Mississippi 6.1 0.2%
Louisiana 6.0 0.0%
Alabama 6.0 0.2%
California 5.9 0.2%
North Carolina 5.8 0.1%
Georgia 5.8 0.1%
Tennessee 5.7 0.0%
South Carolina 5.7 0.3%
New Jersey 5.6 0.1%
Rhode Island 5.4 0.2%
Illinois 5.4 0.2%
Pennsylvania 5.3 0.1%
Missouri 5.3 0.3%
Washington 5.2 0.1%
Florida 5.2 0.1%
Connecticut 5.2 0.1%
Arkansas 5.2 0.2%
Maryland 5.1 0.0%
United States[5] 5.1 0.0%
New York 5.1 0.1%
Michigan 5.0 0.1%
Kentucky 5.0 0.2%
Delaware 4.9 0.0%
Massachusetts 4.6 0.1%
Indiana 4.5 0.1%
Ohio 4.5 0.2%
Maine 4.4 0.1%
Oklahoma 4.4 0.2%
Kansas 4.4 0.2%
Wisconsin 4.3 0.2%
Virginia 4.3 0.2%
Texas 4.2 0.1%
Idaho 4.2 0.0%
Montana 4.1 0.0%
Wyoming 4.0 0.0%
Colorado 4.0 0.2%
Minnesota 3.8 0.2%
Vermont 3.7 0.1%
Utah 3.6 0.1%
Iowa 3.6 0.1%
South Dakota 3.5 0.2%
Hawaii 3.4 0.1%
New Hampshire 3.4 0.2%
Nebraska 2.9 0.1%
North Dakota 2.8 0.1%

See also

References

  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. July 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 
  5. ^ "Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey". Bureau of Labor Statistics. August 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-20. 

External links

  • Comparison of Unemployment Benefits by State
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