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March 12, 2011 / J. Shaw

Unemployment figures State by State

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Unemployment Rates for States

Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Jan. 2011p
Rank State Rate
1 NORTH DAKOTA 3.8
2 NEBRASKA 4.2
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 4.7
4 NEW HAMPSHIRE 5.6
5 VERMONT 5.7
6 IOWA 6.1
7 HAWAII 6.3
7 WYOMING 6.3
9 VIRGINIA 6.5
10 OKLAHOMA 6.6
11 MINNESOTA 6.7
12 KANSAS 6.8
13 MARYLAND 7.2
14 WISCONSIN 7.4
15 MAINE 7.5
15 MONTANA 7.5
17 UTAH 7.6
18 ALASKA 7.7
19 ARKANSAS 7.8
19 LOUISIANA 7.8
21 PENNSYLVANIA 8.2
22 MASSACHUSETTS 8.3
22 NEW YORK 8.3
22 TEXAS 8.3
25 DELAWARE 8.5
26 NEW MEXICO 8.7
27 CONNECTICUT 9.0
27 ILLINOIS 9.0
29 COLORADO 9.1
29 INDIANA 9.1
29 NEW JERSEY 9.1
29 WASHINGTON 9.1
33 ALABAMA 9.3
34 OHIO 9.4
35 TENNESSEE 9.5
36 ARIZONA 9.6
36 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 9.6
36 MISSOURI 9.6
36 WEST VIRGINIA 9.6
40 IDAHO 9.7
41 NORTH CAROLINA 9.9
42 MISSISSIPPI 10.1
43 GEORGIA 10.4
43 KENTUCKY 10.4
43 OREGON 10.4
46 SOUTH CAROLINA 10.5
47 MICHIGAN 10.7
48 RHODE ISLAND 11.3
49 FLORIDA 11.9
50 CALIFORNIA 12.4
51 NEVADA 14.2

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: March 10, 2011

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