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Unemployment Rates for States
Seasonally Adjusted Rankings
February 2015
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Rank State February
2015
January
2015
Change
1 NEBRASKA 2.7 2.9 -0.2
2 NORTH DAKOTA 2.9 2.8 0.1
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.4 3.4 0.0
3 UTAH 3.4 3.4 0.0
5 MINNESOTA 3.7 3.7 0.0
6 IDAHO 3.9 4.1 -0.2
6 NEW HAMPSHIRE 3.9 4.0 -0.1
6 OKLAHOMA 3.9 3.9 0.0
6 VERMONT 3.9 4.1 -0.2
10 WYOMING 4.0 4.0 0.0
11 HAWAII 4.1 4.1 0.0
11 IOWA 4.1 4.2 -0.1
13 COLORADO 4.2 4.2 0.0
13 KANSAS 4.2 4.2 0.0
15 MONTANA 4.3 4.4 -0.1
15 TEXAS 4.3 4.4 -0.1
17 VIRGINIA 4.7 4.7 0.0
18 DELAWARE 4.8 5.0 -0.2
18 WISCONSIN 4.8 5.0 -0.2
20 MASSACHUSETTS 4.9 5.1 -0.2
21 MAINE 5.0 5.2 -0.2
22 OHIO 5.1 5.1 0.0
23 KENTUCKY 5.2 5.5 -0.3
23 PENNSYLVANIA 5.2 5.1 0.1
25 NORTH CAROLINA 5.3 5.3 0.0
26 ARKANSAS 5.5 5.6 -0.1
26 MARYLAND 5.5 5.5 0.0
26 MISSOURI 5.5 5.5 0.0
29 FLORIDA 5.6 5.7 -0.1
30 ALABAMA 5.8 6.0 -0.2
30 NEW YORK 5.8 5.8 0.0
30 OREGON 5.8 6.3 -0.5
33 INDIANA 5.9 6.0 -0.1
33 MICHIGAN 5.9 6.3 -0.4
35 ILLINOIS 6.0 6.1 -0.1
35 NEW MEXICO 6.0 5.9 0.1
37 WEST VIRGINIA 6.1 5.9 0.2
38 ALASKA 6.3 6.3 0.0
38 GEORGIA 6.3 6.4 -0.1
38 RHODE ISLAND 6.3 6.5 -0.2
38 WASHINGTON 6.3 6.3 0.0
42 CONNECTICUT 6.4 6.3 0.1
42 NEW JERSEY 6.4 6.3 0.1
44 ARIZONA 6.5 6.6 -0.1
45 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.6 6.6 0.0
45 TENNESSEE 6.6 6.7 -0.1
47 CALIFORNIA 6.7 7.0 -0.3
47 LOUISIANA 6.7 7.0 -0.3
49 MISSISSIPPI 7.0 7.1 -0.1
50 NEVADA 7.1 7.1 0.0
51 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.8 7.7 0.1

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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