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Unemployment Rates for States
Seasonally Adjusted Rankings
August 2014
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Rank State August 2014 July
2014
Change
1 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 2.8 0.0
2 NEBRASKA 3.6 3.6 0.0
2 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.6 3.7 -0.1
2 UTAH 3.6 3.6 0.0
5 VERMONT 4.1 3.7 0.4
6 HAWAII 4.3 4.4 -0.1
6 MINNESOTA 4.3 4.5 -0.2
8 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.4 4.4 0.0
9 IOWA 4.5 4.5 0.0
10 WYOMING 4.6 4.4 0.2
11 IDAHO 4.7 4.8 -0.1
11 MONTANA 4.7 4.6 0.1
11 OKLAHOMA 4.7 4.6 0.1
14 KANSAS 4.9 4.9 0.0
15 COLORADO 5.1 5.3 -0.2
16 TEXAS 5.3 5.1 0.2
17 MAINE 5.6 5.5 0.1
17 VIRGINIA 5.6 5.3 0.3
17 WASHINGTON 5.6 5.6 0.0
17 WISCONSIN 5.6 5.8 -0.2
21 OHIO 5.7 5.7 0.0
22 INDIANA 5.8 5.9 -0.1
22 LOUISIANA 5.8 5.4 0.4
22 MASSACHUSETTS 5.8 5.6 0.2
22 PENNSYLVANIA 5.8 5.7 0.1
26 ARKANSAS 6.3 6.2 0.1
26 FLORIDA 6.3 6.2 0.1
26 MISSOURI 6.3 6.5 -0.2
29 MARYLAND 6.4 6.1 0.3
29 NEW YORK 6.4 6.6 -0.2
29 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.4 5.8 0.6
32 DELAWARE 6.5 6.2 0.3
33 CONNECTICUT 6.6 6.6 0.0
33 NEW JERSEY 6.6 6.5 0.1
33 WEST VIRGINIA 6.6 6.3 0.3
36 ILLINOIS 6.7 6.8 -0.1
36 NEW MEXICO 6.7 6.6 0.1
38 ALASKA 6.8 6.5 0.3
38 NORTH CAROLINA 6.8 6.5 0.3
40 ALABAMA 6.9 7.0 -0.1
41 ARIZONA 7.1 7.0 0.1
41 KENTUCKY 7.1 7.4 -0.3
43 OREGON 7.2 6.9 0.3
44 CALIFORNIA 7.4 7.4 0.0
44 MICHIGAN 7.4 7.7 -0.3
44 TENNESSEE 7.4 7.1 0.3
47 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.6 7.4 0.2
47 NEVADA 7.6 7.7 -0.1
49 RHODE ISLAND 7.7 7.7 0.0
50 MISSISSIPPI 7.9 8.0 -0.1
51 GEORGIA 8.1 7.7 0.4

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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