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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
July 2012 July 2013p
Rank State Rate Rate Change
1 CALIFORNIA 10.6 8.7 -1.9
2 NEVADA 11.2 9.5 -1.7
3 FLORIDA 8.7 7.1 -1.6
3 RHODE ISLAND 10.5 8.9 -1.6
5 HAWAII 5.9 4.5 -1.4
5 WASHINGTON 8.3 6.9 -1.4
5 WEST VIRGINIA 7.6 6.2 -1.4
8 ALABAMA 7.6 6.3 -1.3
8 UTAH 5.9 4.6 -1.3
10 NEW YORK 8.7 7.5 -1.2
11 NEW JERSEY 9.7 8.6 -1.1
11 SOUTH CAROLINA 9.2 8.1 -1.1
13 COLORADO 8.1 7.1 -1.0
14 WYOMING 5.5 4.6 -0.9
15 ALASKA 7.1 6.3 -0.8
15 MISSISSIPPI 9.3 8.5 -0.8
15 MONTANA 6.1 5.3 -0.8
15 OREGON 8.8 8.0 -0.8
19 IOWA 5.5 4.8 -0.7
19 NORTH CAROLINA 9.6 8.9 -0.7
21 IDAHO 7.2 6.6 -0.6
21 MINNESOTA 5.8 5.2 -0.6
21 PENNSYLVANIA 8.1 7.5 -0.6
21 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.5 3.9 -0.6
21 VERMONT 5.2 4.6 -0.6
26 CONNECTICUT 8.6 8.1 -0.5
26 MICHIGAN 9.3 8.8 -0.5
26 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.6 5.1 -0.5
29 ARIZONA 8.4 8.0 -0.4
29 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 9.0 8.6 -0.4
29 MAINE 7.3 6.9 -0.4
29 TEXAS 6.9 6.5 -0.4
33 GEORGIA 9.1 8.8 -0.3
33 VIRGINIA 6.0 5.7 -0.3
35 WISCONSIN 7.0 6.8 -0.2
36 NEW MEXICO 7.0 6.9 -0.1
36 NORTH DAKOTA 3.1 3.0 -0.1
38 ARKANSAS 7.4 7.4 0.0
38 INDIANA 8.4 8.4 0.0
38 MISSOURI 7.1 7.1 0.0
38 OHIO 7.2 7.2 0.0
38 OKLAHOMA 5.3 5.3 0.0
43 DELAWARE 7.3 7.4 0.1
43 KANSAS 5.8 5.9 0.1
43 KENTUCKY 8.4 8.5 0.1
43 MARYLAND 7.0 7.1 0.1
47 ILLINOIS 9.0 9.2 0.2
47 NEBRASKA 4.0 4.2 0.2
49 TENNESSEE 8.2 8.5 0.3
50 LOUISIANA 6.6 7.0 0.4
50 MASSACHUSETTS 6.8 7.2 0.4

p = preliminary.
NOTE: Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force. Data refer to place of residence. Estimates for the current month are subject to revision the following month.

 

Last Modified Date: August 19, 2013