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]

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Unemployment rate by jurisdictionEdit

Statistic below: April 20, 2018 for March 2018 for all U.S. states and the District of Columbia.[4] Data for Puerto Rico is from August 2018, data for the Virgin Islands is from July 2018, data for Guam is from March 2018, data for American Samoa is from 2012, and data for the Northern Mariana Islands is from April 2010. Because data for American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands is more than 5 years old, they are not ranked in the table below.

Rank Rank
(50 states)
State
federal district
or territory
Unemployment rate
(seasonally adjusted)
Monthly change (%)
( =drop in unemployment)
  American Samoa[5] 18.0%
  Northern Mariana Islands[5] 11.2%
1   Virgin Islands[6] 9.2%   0.3
2   Puerto Rico[7] 8.8%   0.3
3 1   Alaska 7.3%   0.0
4   District of Columbia 5.6%   0.1
5 2   New Mexico 5.6%   0.2
6 3   West Virginia 5.4%   0.0
7 4   Arizona 4.9%   0.0
8 5   Nevada 4.9%   0.0
9 6   Pennsylvania 4.8%   0.0
10 7   Washington 4.8%   0.1
11 8   Michigan 4.7%   0.1
12 9   Illinois 4.6%   0.1
13 10   New Jersey 4.6%   0.0
14 11   New York 4.6%   0.0
15 12   Connecticut 4.5%   0.1
16 13   Mississippi 4.5%   0.0
17 14   North Carolina 4.5%   0.0
18 15   Rhode Island 4.5%   0.0
19 16   Georgia 4.4%   0.1
20   Guam[8] 4.4%   0.1
21 17   Louisiana 4.4%   0.1
22 18   Ohio 4.4%   0.1
23 19   South Carolina 4.4%   0.0
24 20   California 4.3%   0.0
25 21   Delaware 4.3%   0.1
26 22   Maryland 4.3%   0.1
27 23   Montana 4.1%   0.0
28 24   Oregon 4.1%   0.0
29 25   Kentucky 4.0%   0.1
30 26   Oklahoma 4.0%   0.1
31 27   Texas 4.0%   0.0
32 28   Florida 3.9%   0.0
33 29   Wyoming 3.9%   0.1
34 30   Alabama 3.8%   0.1
35 31   Arkansas 3.8%   0.0
36 32   Missouri 3.6%   0.1
37 33   Massachusetts 3.5%   0.0
38 34   Kansas 3.4%   0.0
39 35   South Dakota 3.4%   0.0
40 36   Tennessee 3.4%   0.0
41 37   Virginia 3.4%   0.1
42 38   Indiana 3.2%   0.0
43 39   Minnesota 3.2%   0.0
44 40   Utah 3.1%   0.0
45 41   Colorado 3.0%   0.0
46 42   Idaho 2.9%   0.1
47 43   Wisconsin 2.9%   0.0
48 44   Iowa 2.8%   0.1
49 45   Nebraska 2.8%   0.0
50 46   Vermont 2.8%   0.0
51 47   Maine 2.7%   0.2
52 48   New Hampshire 2.6%   0.0
53 49    North Dakota 2.6%   0.0
54 50   Hawaii 2.1%   0.0

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. April 2018. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  5. ^ a b https://www.gao.gov/assets/670/662127.pdf
    GAO - American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - Economic Indicators Since Minimum Wage Increases Began. March 2014. [American Samoa data: page 103 (page 109 of PDF); Northern Mariana Islands data: page 60 (page 66 of PDF)]. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Virgin Islands Local Area Unemployment Rates". Virgin Islands Department of Labor. July 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Economy at a Glance — Puerto Rico". Bureau of Labor Statistics. August 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  8. ^ http://bls.guam.gov/unemployment-situation-on-guam/
    http://bls.guam.gov/wp-content/uploads/bsk-pdf-manager/Unemp_Guam_Mar2018r1_258.pdf
    Unemployment Situation on Guam. Bureau of Labor Statistics. March 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.

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