List of U.S. states and territories by unemployment rate

The list of U.S. states and territories by unemployment rate compares the seasonally adjusted unemployment rates by state and territory, sortable by name, rate, and change. Data are provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its Geographic Profile of Employment and Unemployment publication.[1][2] While the non-seasonally adjusted data reflects the actual unemployment rate, the seasonally adjusted data removes time from the equation.[3]

Unemployment rate by jurisdictionEdit

Data for all U.S. states, the District of Columbia[4] and Puerto Rico is from April 2020, data from the Virgin Islands is from December 2019, data for Guam is from September 2019, data for American Samoa is from 2018, and data for the Northern Mariana Islands is from April 2010. Because data for the Northern Mariana Islands is more than 5 years old, it is not ranked in the table below.

Rank Rank
(50 states)
State
federal district
or territory
Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly change (%)
( =drop in unemployment)
1 1   Nevada 28.2%   21.9
2 2   Michigan 22.7%   18.6
3 3   Hawaii 22.3%   19.7
4 4   Rhode Island 17%   12.4
5 5   Indiana 16.9%   13.7
6 6   Ohio 16.8%   11.3
7 7   Illinois 16.4%   11.8
8 8   New Hampshire 16.3%   13.7
9 9   Vermont 15.6%   12.4
10 10   California 15.5%   10.2
11 11   Kentucky 15.4%   9.6
11 11   Mississippi 15.4%   10.1
11 11   Washington 15.4%   10.3
14 14   New Jersey 15.3%   11.5
15 15   West Virginia 15.2%   9.1
16 16   Massachusetts 15.1%   12.2
16 16   Pennsylvania 15.1%   9.1
18 18   Tennessee 14.7%   11.2
19 19   Louisiana 14.5%   7.6
19 19   New York 14.5%   10
21 21   Delaware 14.3%   9.2
22 22   Oregon 14.2%   10.9
23 23   Wisconsin 14.1%   10.7
24 24   Oklahoma 13.7%   10.6
25 25   Alabama 12.9%   9.4
25 25   Alaska 12.9%   7.3
25 25   Florida 12.9%   8.6
28 28   Texas 12.8%   8.1
29 29   Arizona 12.6%   7.1
30 30   North Carolina 12.2%   7.8
31 31   South Carolina 12.1%   9.5
32 32   Georgia 11.9%   7.7
33 33   Idaho 11.5%   8.9
34   American Samoa 11.4%[5]
35 34   Colorado 11.3%   6.8
35 34   Montana 11.3%   7.8
35 34   New Mexico 11.3%   5.4
38 37   Kansas 11.2%   8.1
  Northern Mariana Islands[6]:60, 66, 103, 109 11.2%
39   District of Columbia 11.1%   5.1
40 38   Maine 10.6%   7.4
40 38   Virginia 10.6%   7.3
42 40   Arkansas 10.2%   5.4
42 40   Iowa 10.2%   6.5
42 40   South Dakota 10.2%   6.9
45 43   Maryland 9.9%   6.6
46 44   Missouri 9.7%   5.2
46 44   Utah 9.7%   6.1
48 46   Wyoming 9.2%   5.5
49   Puerto Rico[7] 8.8%   0.1
50 47   North Dakota 8.5%   6.3
51 48   Nebraska 8.3%   4.1
52 49   Minnesota 8.1%   5
53 50   Connecticut 7.9%   4.2
54   Virgin Islands[8] 5.2%   0.1
55   Guam[9][10] 3.6%   1.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows". Bureau of Labor Statistics. May 2020. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  5. ^ "Lolo Administration is confident "in the future strength of our economy"". www.samoanews.com. January 15, 2020.
  6. ^ "AMERICAN SAMOA AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS" (PDF). www.gao.gov. 2014. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  7. ^ "Economy at a Glance — Puerto Rico". Bureau of Labor Statistics. January 2020. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  8. ^ "Virgin Islands Local Area Unemployment Rates". Virgin Islands Department of Labor. December 2020. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  9. ^ "Unemployment Situation on Guam | Bureau of Labor Statistics". bls.guam.gov.
  10. ^ "The Unemployment Situation on Guam" (PDF). bls.guam.gov. 2019. Retrieved 2020-08-24.

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