List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

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U.S. unemployment in February, 2014.
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

Unemployment rate by State or District

Statistic set below: March 28, 2014 for February, 2014.4

State or District Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly percent change
(positive decrease=drop in unemployment)
Rhode Island 9.0 positive decrease 0.2%
Illinois 8.7 Steady 0.0%
Nevada 8.5 positive decrease 0.2%
California 8.0 positive decrease 0.1%
Kentucky 7.8 negative increase 0.1%
Michigan 7.7 positive decrease 0.1%
Mississippi 7.4 positive decrease 0.1%
District of Columbia 7.4 Steady 0.0%
Arizona 7.3 positive decrease 0.2%
Arkansas 7.1 positive decrease 0.2%
Georgia 7.1 positive decrease 0.2%
New Jersey 7.1 Steady 0.0%
Connecticut 7.0 positive decrease 0.2%
Tennessee 6.9 positive decrease 0.3%
Oregon 6.9 positive decrease 0.1%
New York 6.8 Steady 0.0%
New Mexico 6.7 negative increase 0.1%
United States5 6.7 Steady 0.0%
Ohio 6.5 positive decrease 0.4%
Massachusetts 6.5 positive decrease 0.3%
Alaska 6.5 negative increase 0.1%
North Carolina 6.4 positive decrease 0.3%
Washington 6.4 Steady 0.0%
Alabama 6.4 negative increase 0.3%
Missouri 6.4 negative increase 0.4%
Pennsylvania 6.2 positive decrease 0.2%
Florida 6.2 negative increase 0.1%
Indiana 6.1 positive decrease 0.3%
Maine 6.1 positive decrease 0.1%
Colorado 6.1 Steady 0.0%
Wisconsin 6.1 Steady 0.0%
Delaware 6.0 positive decrease 0.1%
West Virginia 6.0 negative increase 0.1%
South Carolina 5.7 positive decrease 0.7%
Maryland 5.7 positive decrease 0.1%
Texas 5.7 Steady 0.0%
Idaho 5.3 positive decrease 0.1%
Montana 5.1 positive decrease 0.2%
Oklahoma 5.0 positive decrease 0.2%
Virginia 4.9 positive decrease 0.1%
Kansas 4.9 negative increase 0.1%
Minnesota 4.8 negative increase 0.1%
New Hampshire 4.7 positive decrease 0.2%
Hawaii 4.6 Steady 0.0%
Louisiana 4.5 positive decrease 0.4%
Iowa 4.4 negative increase 0.1%
Wyoming 4.2 positive decrease 0.1%
Utah 3.9 Steady 0.0%
Vermont 3.7 positive decrease 0.3%
South Dakota 3.6 Steady 0.0%
Nebraska 3.6 negative increase 0.1%
North Dakota 2.6 Steady 0.0%

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?". Nebraska Department of Labor. Retrieved 2010-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows". BLS. February 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-29. 
  5. ^ "Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey". Bureau of Labor Statistics. February 2013. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 

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