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Unemployment Rates for States
Seasonally Adjusted Rankings
December 2014
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Rank State December
2014
November
2014
Change
1 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 2.7 0.1
2 NEBRASKA 2.9 3.1 -0.2
3 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.3 3.3 0.0
4 UTAH 3.5 3.6 -0.1
5 MINNESOTA 3.6 3.7 -0.1
6 IDAHO 3.7 3.9 -0.2
7 COLORADO 4.0 4.1 -0.1
7 HAWAII 4.0 4.0 0.0
7 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.0 4.1 -0.1
10 IOWA 4.1 4.3 -0.2
11 KANSAS 4.2 4.2 0.0
11 MONTANA 4.2 4.3 -0.1
11 OKLAHOMA 4.2 4.4 -0.2
11 VERMONT 4.2 4.4 -0.2
11 WYOMING 4.2 4.5 -0.3
16 TEXAS 4.6 4.9 -0.3
17 OHIO 4.8 5.0 -0.2
17 PENNSYLVANIA 4.8 5.1 -0.3
17 VIRGINIA 4.8 5.0 -0.2
20 WISCONSIN 5.2 5.2 0.0
21 DELAWARE 5.4 6.0 -0.6
21 MISSOURI 5.4 5.6 -0.2
23 MAINE 5.5 5.7 -0.2
23 MARYLAND 5.5 5.6 -0.1
23 MASSACHUSETTS 5.5 5.8 -0.3
23 NORTH CAROLINA 5.5 5.9 -0.4
27 FLORIDA 5.6 5.8 -0.2
28 ALABAMA 5.7 6.0 -0.3
28 ARKANSAS 5.7 5.9 -0.2
28 KENTUCKY 5.7 6.0 -0.3
31 INDIANA 5.8 5.7 0.1
31 NEW YORK 5.8 5.9 -0.1
33 WEST VIRGINIA 6.0 6.3 -0.3
34 NEW MEXICO 6.1 6.4 -0.3
35 ILLINOIS 6.2 6.4 -0.2
35 NEW JERSEY 6.2 6.4 -0.2
37 ALASKA 6.3 6.5 -0.2
37 MICHIGAN 6.3 6.7 -0.4
37 WASHINGTON 6.3 6.2 0.1
40 CONNECTICUT 6.4 6.5 -0.1
41 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.5 6.7 -0.2
42 TENNESSEE 6.6 6.8 -0.2
43 ARIZONA 6.7 6.8 -0.1
43 LOUISIANA 6.7 6.5 0.2
43 OREGON 6.7 7.0 -0.3
46 NEVADA 6.8 6.9 -0.1
46 RHODE ISLAND 6.8 7.1 -0.3
48 GEORGIA 6.9 7.2 -0.3
49 CALIFORNIA 7.0 7.2 -0.2
50 MISSISSIPPI 7.2 7.3 -0.1
51 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.3 7.4 -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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