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Unemployment Rates for States
Seasonally Adjusted Rankings
November 2014
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Rank State November
2014
October
2014
Change
1 NORTH DAKOTA 2.7 2.8 -0.1
2 NEBRASKA 3.1 3.4 -0.3
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.3 3.3 0.0
4 UTAH 3.6 3.6 0.0
5 MINNESOTA 3.7 3.9 -0.2
6 IDAHO 3.9 4.1 -0.2
7 HAWAII 4.0 4.1 -0.1
8 COLORADO 4.1 4.3 -0.2
8 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.1 4.2 -0.1
10 IOWA 4.3 4.5 -0.2
10 KANSAS 4.3 4.4 -0.1
10 MONTANA 4.3 4.5 -0.2
10 VERMONT 4.3 4.4 -0.1
14 OKLAHOMA 4.4 4.5 -0.1
15 WYOMING 4.5 4.7 -0.2
16 TEXAS 4.9 5.1 -0.2
17 OHIO 5.0 5.3 -0.3
17 VIRGINIA 5.0 5.3 -0.3
19 PENNSYLVANIA 5.1 5.4 -0.3
20 WISCONSIN 5.2 5.4 -0.2
21 MARYLAND 5.6 6.0 -0.4
21 MISSOURI 5.6 5.9 -0.3
23 INDIANA 5.7 5.7 0.0
23 MAINE 5.7 5.8 -0.1
25 ARKANSAS 5.8 6.1 -0.3
25 FLORIDA 5.8 6.0 -0.2
25 MASSACHUSETTS 5.8 6.0 -0.2
25 NORTH CAROLINA 5.8 6.3 -0.5
29 NEW YORK 5.9 6.0 -0.1
30 ALABAMA 6.0 6.3 -0.3
30 DELAWARE 6.0 6.4 -0.4
30 KENTUCKY 6.0 6.2 -0.2
33 WASHINGTON 6.2 6.0 0.2
34 WEST VIRGINIA 6.3 6.5 -0.2
35 ILLINOIS 6.4 6.6 -0.2
35 NEW JERSEY 6.4 6.6 -0.2
35 NEW MEXICO 6.4 6.5 -0.1
38 CONNECTICUT 6.5 6.4 0.1
38 LOUISIANA 6.5 6.2 0.3
40 ALASKA 6.6 6.7 -0.1
41 MICHIGAN 6.7 7.1 -0.4
41 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.7 6.7 0.0
43 ARIZONA 6.8 6.8 0.0
43 TENNESSEE 6.8 7.1 -0.3
45 NEVADA 6.9 7.1 -0.2
46 OREGON 7.0 7.0 0.0
47 RHODE ISLAND 7.1 7.4 -0.3
48 CALIFORNIA 7.2 7.3 -0.1
48 GEORGIA 7.2 7.6 -0.4
50 MISSISSIPPI 7.3 7.6 -0.3
51 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.4 7.6 -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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