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Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Unemployment Rates for States

Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
July 2013p
RankStateRate
1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.0
2 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.9
3 NEBRASKA 4.2
4 HAWAII 4.5
5 UTAH 4.6
5 VERMONT 4.6
5 WYOMING 4.6
8 IOWA 4.8
9 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.1
10 MINNESOTA 5.2
11 MONTANA 5.3
11 OKLAHOMA 5.3
13 VIRGINIA 5.7
14 KANSAS 5.9
15 WEST VIRGINIA 6.2
16 ALABAMA 6.3
16 ALASKA 6.3
18 TEXAS 6.5
19 IDAHO 6.6
20 WISCONSIN 6.8
21 MAINE 6.9
21 NEW MEXICO 6.9
21 WASHINGTON 6.9
24 LOUISIANA 7.0
25 COLORADO 7.1
25 FLORIDA 7.1
25 MARYLAND 7.1
25 MISSOURI 7.1
29 MASSACHUSETTS 7.2
29 OHIO 7.2
31 ARKANSAS 7.4
31 DELAWARE 7.4
33 NEW YORK 7.5
33 PENNSYLVANIA 7.5
35 ARIZONA 8.0
35 OREGON 8.0
37 CONNECTICUT 8.1
37 SOUTH CAROLINA 8.1
39 INDIANA 8.4
40 KENTUCKY 8.5
40 MISSISSIPPI 8.5
40 TENNESSEE 8.5
43 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 8.6
43 NEW JERSEY 8.6
45 CALIFORNIA 8.7
46 GEORGIA 8.8
46 MICHIGAN 8.8
48 NORTH CAROLINA 8.9
48 RHODE ISLAND 8.9
50 ILLINOIS 9.2
51 NEVADA 9.5

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