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Unemployment Rates for States
Seasonally Adjusted Rankings
October 2014
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Rank State October
2014
September
2014
Change
1 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 2.8 0.0
2 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.3 3.4 -0.1
3 NEBRASKA 3.4 3.6 -0.2
4 UTAH 3.6 3.5 0.1
5 MINNESOTA 3.9 4.1 -0.2
6 HAWAII 4.1 4.2 -0.1
6 IDAHO 4.1 4.5 -0.4
8 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.2 4.3 -0.1
9 COLORADO 4.3 4.7 -0.4
10 KANSAS 4.4 4.7 -0.3
10 VERMONT 4.4 4.4 0.0
12 IOWA 4.5 4.6 -0.1
12 MONTANA 4.5 4.6 -0.1
12 OKLAHOMA 4.5 4.7 -0.2
15 WYOMING 4.7 4.7 0.0
16 TEXAS 5.1 5.2 -0.1
17 OHIO 5.3 5.6 -0.3
17 VIRGINIA 5.3 5.5 -0.2
19 PENNSYLVANIA 5.4 5.7 -0.3
19 WISCONSIN 5.4 5.5 -0.1
21 INDIANA 5.7 5.7 0.0
22 MAINE 5.8 5.8 0.0
23 MISSOURI 5.9 6.3 -0.4
24 ARKANSAS 6.0 6.2 -0.2
24 FLORIDA 6.0 6.1 -0.1
24 MARYLAND 6.0 6.3 -0.3
24 MASSACHUSETTS 6.0 6.0 0.0
24 NEW YORK 6.0 6.2 -0.2
24 WASHINGTON 6.0 5.7 0.3
30 KENTUCKY 6.2 6.7 -0.5
30 LOUISIANA 6.2 6.0 0.2
32 ALABAMA 6.3 6.6 -0.3
32 NORTH CAROLINA 6.3 6.7 -0.4
34 CONNECTICUT 6.4 6.4 0.0
34 DELAWARE 6.4 6.5 -0.1
36 NEW MEXICO 6.5 6.6 -0.1
36 WEST VIRGINIA 6.5 6.6 -0.1
38 ILLINOIS 6.6 6.6 0.0
38 NEW JERSEY 6.6 6.5 0.1
40 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.7 6.6 0.1
41 ALASKA 6.8 6.8 0.0
41 ARIZONA 6.8 6.9 -0.1
43 OREGON 7.0 7.0 0.0
44 MICHIGAN 7.1 7.2 -0.1
44 NEVADA 7.1 7.3 -0.2
44 TENNESSEE 7.1 7.3 -0.2
47 CALIFORNIA 7.3 7.3 0.0
48 RHODE ISLAND 7.4 7.6 -0.2
49 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.6 7.7 -0.1
49 MISSISSIPPI 7.6 7.7 -0.1
51 GEORGIA 7.7 7.9 -0.2

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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