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Unemployment Rates for States
Seasonally Adjusted Rankings
June 2014
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Rank State June
2014
May
2014
Change
1 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 2.6 0.1
2 NEBRASKA 3.5 3.6 -0.1
2 UTAH 3.5 3.6 -0.1
2 VERMONT 3.5 3.3 0.2
5 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.8 3.8 0.0
6 WYOMING 4.0 3.8 0.2
7 HAWAII 4.4 4.4 0.0
7 IOWA 4.4 4.4 0.0
7 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.4 4.4 0.0
10 MINNESOTA 4.5 4.6 -0.1
10 MONTANA 4.5 4.6 -0.1
10 OKLAHOMA 4.5 4.6 -0.1
13 IDAHO 4.7 4.9 -0.2
14 KANSAS 4.9 4.8 0.1
15 LOUISIANA 5.0 4.9 0.1
16 TEXAS 5.1 5.1 0.0
17 SOUTH CAROLINA 5.3 5.3 0.0
17 VIRGINIA 5.3 5.1 0.2
19 COLORADO 5.5 5.8 -0.3
19 MAINE 5.5 5.7 -0.2
19 MASSACHUSETTS 5.5 5.6 -0.1
19 OHIO 5.5 5.5 0.0
23 PENNSYLVANIA 5.6 5.6 0.0
24 WISCONSIN 5.7 5.7 0.0
25 MARYLAND 5.8 5.6 0.2
25 WASHINGTON 5.8 6.1 -0.3
27 INDIANA 5.9 5.7 0.2
28 DELAWARE 6.1 5.9 0.2
29 ARKANSAS 6.2 6.4 -0.2
29 FLORIDA 6.2 6.3 -0.1
29 WEST VIRGINIA 6.2 6.3 -0.1
32 ALASKA 6.4 6.3 0.1
32 NORTH CAROLINA 6.4 6.4 0.0
34 MISSOURI 6.5 6.6 -0.1
34 NEW MEXICO 6.5 6.5 0.0
36 NEW JERSEY 6.6 6.8 -0.2
36 NEW YORK 6.6 6.7 -0.1
36 TENNESSEE 6.6 6.4 0.2
39 CONNECTICUT 6.7 6.9 -0.2
40 ALABAMA 6.8 6.8 0.0
40 OREGON 6.8 6.8 0.0
42 ARIZONA 6.9 6.8 0.1
43 ILLINOIS 7.1 7.5 -0.4
44 CALIFORNIA 7.4 7.6 -0.2
44 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.4 7.5 -0.1
44 GEORGIA 7.4 7.2 0.2
44 KENTUCKY 7.4 7.7 -0.3
48 MICHIGAN 7.5 7.5 0.0
49 NEVADA 7.7 7.9 -0.2
50 MISSISSIPPI 7.9 7.7 0.2
50 RHODE ISLAND 7.9 8.2 -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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