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Unemployment Rates for States
Seasonally Adjusted Rankings
March 2014
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Rank State March
2014
February
2014
Change
1 NORTH DAKOTA 2.6 2.6 0.0
2 VERMONT 3.4 3.7 -0.3
3 NEBRASKA 3.7 3.6 0.1
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.7 3.6 0.1
5 WYOMING 4.0 4.2 -0.2
6 UTAH 4.1 3.9 0.2
7 HAWAII 4.5 4.6 -0.1
7 IOWA 4.5 4.4 0.1
7 LOUISIANA 4.5 4.5 0.0
7 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.5 4.7 -0.2
11 MINNESOTA 4.8 4.8 0.0
12 KANSAS 4.9 4.9 0.0
12 OKLAHOMA 4.9 5.0 -0.1
14 VIRGINIA 5.0 4.9 0.1
15 MONTANA 5.1 5.1 0.0
16 IDAHO 5.2 5.3 -0.1
17 SOUTH CAROLINA 5.5 5.7 -0.2
17 TEXAS 5.5 5.7 -0.2
19 MARYLAND 5.6 5.6 0.0
20 DELAWARE 5.9 5.9 0.0
20 INDIANA 5.9 6.1 -0.2
20 MAINE 5.9 6.1 -0.2
20 WISCONSIN 5.9 6.1 -0.2
24 PENNSYLVANIA 6.0 6.2 -0.2
25 OHIO 6.1 6.5 -0.4
25 WEST VIRGINIA 6.1 5.9 0.2
27 COLORADO 6.2 6.1 0.1
28 FLORIDA 6.3 6.2 0.1
28 MASSACHUSETTS 6.3 6.5 -0.2
28 NORTH CAROLINA 6.3 6.4 -0.1
28 WASHINGTON 6.3 6.3 0.0
32 ALASKA 6.6 6.5 0.1
33 ALABAMA 6.7 6.4 0.3
33 MISSOURI 6.7 6.4 0.3
33 TENNESSEE 6.7 6.9 -0.2
36 ARKANSAS 6.9 7.1 -0.2
36 NEW YORK 6.9 6.8 0.1
36 OREGON 6.9 6.8 0.1
39 CONNECTICUT 7.0 7.0 0.0
39 GEORGIA 7.0 7.1 -0.1
39 NEW MEXICO 7.0 6.7 0.3
42 NEW JERSEY 7.2 7.1 0.1
43 ARIZONA 7.3 7.3 0.0
44 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.5 7.4 0.1
44 MICHIGAN 7.5 7.7 -0.2
46 MISSISSIPPI 7.6 7.4 0.2
47 KENTUCKY 7.9 7.8 0.1
48 CALIFORNIA 8.1 8.1 0.0
49 ILLINOIS 8.4 8.7 -0.3
50 NEVADA 8.5 8.5 0.0
51 RHODE ISLAND 8.7 9.0 -0.3

Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force.
NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. All estimates are provisional and will be revised when new benchmark and population information becomes available.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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