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Unemployment Rates for States
Seasonally Adjusted Rankings
September 2014
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Rank State September
2014
August
2014
Change
1 NORTH DAKOTA 2.8 2.8 0.0
2 SOUTH DAKOTA 3.4 3.5 -0.1
3 UTAH 3.5 3.5 0.0
4 NEBRASKA 3.6 3.6 0.0
5 MINNESOTA 4.1 4.3 -0.2
6 HAWAII 4.2 4.3 -0.1
7 NEW HAMPSHIRE 4.3 4.4 -0.1
8 VERMONT 4.4 4.1 0.3
9 IDAHO 4.5 4.7 -0.2
10 IOWA 4.6 4.5 0.1
10 MONTANA 4.6 4.7 -0.1
12 COLORADO 4.7 5.1 -0.4
12 OKLAHOMA 4.7 4.7 0.0
12 WYOMING 4.7 4.6 0.1
15 KANSAS 4.8 4.9 -0.1
16 TEXAS 5.2 5.3 -0.1
17 VIRGINIA 5.5 5.5 0.0
17 WISCONSIN 5.5 5.7 -0.2
19 OHIO 5.6 5.7 -0.1
20 INDIANA 5.7 5.8 -0.1
20 PENNSYLVANIA 5.7 5.8 -0.1
20 WASHINGTON 5.7 5.6 0.1
23 MAINE 5.8 5.6 0.2
24 LOUISIANA 6.0 5.8 0.2
24 MASSACHUSETTS 6.0 5.8 0.2
26 FLORIDA 6.1 6.3 -0.2
27 ARKANSAS 6.2 6.3 -0.1
27 NEW YORK 6.2 6.4 -0.2
29 MARYLAND 6.3 6.4 -0.1
29 MISSOURI 6.3 6.3 0.0
31 CONNECTICUT 6.4 6.6 -0.2
32 DELAWARE 6.5 6.5 0.0
32 NEW JERSEY 6.5 6.6 -0.1
34 ALABAMA 6.6 6.9 -0.3
34 ILLINOIS 6.6 6.7 -0.1
34 NEW MEXICO 6.6 6.7 -0.1
34 SOUTH CAROLINA 6.6 6.3 0.3
34 WEST VIRGINIA 6.6 6.6 0.0
39 KENTUCKY 6.7 7.1 -0.4
39 NORTH CAROLINA 6.7 6.8 -0.1
41 ALASKA 6.8 6.8 0.0
42 ARIZONA 6.9 7.1 -0.2
43 OREGON 7.1 7.1 0.0
44 MICHIGAN 7.2 7.4 -0.2
45 CALIFORNIA 7.3 7.4 -0.1
45 NEVADA 7.3 7.6 -0.3
45 TENNESSEE 7.3 7.4 -0.1
48 RHODE ISLAND 7.6 7.6 0.0
49 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 7.7 7.7 0.0
49 MISSISSIPPI 7.7 7.9 -0.2
51 GEORGIA 7.9 8.1 -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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