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2014 State Unemployment Rates

2014 State Unemployment Rates

10/21/2014

2014 State Unemployment Rates

Below are monthly unemployment rates for 2014 for the states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.  Rates listed are preliminary figures as released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in its monthly state updates.

  State

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

  Alabama

6.1

6.4

6.7

6.9

6.8

6.8

7.0

6.9

6.6

  Alaska

6.4

6.5

6.6

6.4

6.4

6.4

6.5

6.8

6.8

  Arizona

7.5

7.3

7.3

6.9

6.8

6.9

7.0

7.1

6.9

  Arkansas

7.3

7.1

6.9

6.6

6.4

6.2

6.2

6.3

6.2

  California

8.1

8.0

8.1

7.8

7.6

7.4

7.4

7.4

7.3

  Colorado

6.1

6.1

6.2

6.0

5.8

5.5

5.3

5.1

4.7

  Connecticut

7.2

7.0

7.0

6.9

6.9

6.7

6.6

6.6

6.4

  Delaware

6.1

6.0

5.9

5.8

5.9

6.1

6.2

6.5

6.5

  D.C.

7.4

7.4

7.5

7.5

7.5

7.4

7.4

7.6

7.7

  Florida

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.2

6.3

6.2

6.2

6.3

6.1

  Georgia

7.3

7.1

7.0

7.0

7.2

7.4

7.7

8.1

7.9

  Hawaii

4.6

4.6

4.5

4.4

4.4

4.4

4.4

4.3

4.2

  Idaho

5.4

5.3

5.2

5.0

4.9

4.7

4.8

4.7

4.5

  Illinois

8.7

8.7

8.4

7.9

7.5

7.1

6.8

6.7

6.6

  Indiana

6.4

6.1

5.9

5.7

5.7

5.9

5.9

5.8

5.7

  Iowa

4.3

4.4

4.5

4.3

4.4

4.4

4.5

4.5

4.6

  Kansas

4.8

4.9

4.9

4.8

4.8

4.9

4.9

4.9

4.8

  Kentucky

7.7

7.8

7.9

7.7

7.7

7.4

7.4

7.1

6.7

  Louisiana

4.9

4.5

4.5

4.5

4.9

5.0

5.4

5.8

6.0

  Maine

6.2

6.1

5.9

5.7

5.7

5.5

5.5

5.6

5.8

  Maryland

5.8

5.7

5.6

5.5

5.6

5.8

6.1

6.4

6.3

  Massachusetts

6.8

6.5

6.3

6.0

5.6

5.5

5.6

5.8

6.0

  Michigan

7.8

7.7

7.5

7.4

7.5

7.5

7.7

7.4

7.2

  Minnesota

4.7

4.8

4.8

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.5

4.3

4.1

  Mississippi

7.5

7.4

7.6

7.5

7.7

7.9

8.0

7.9

7.7

  Missouri

6.0

6.4

6.7

6.6

6.6

6.5

6.5

6.3

6.3

  Montana

5.3

5.1

5.1

4.8

4.6

4.5

4.6

4.7

4.6

  Nebraska

3.5

3.6

3.7

3.6

3.6

3.5

3.6

3.6

3.6

  Nevada

8.7

8.5

8.5

8.0

7.9

7.7

7.7

7.6

7.3

  New Hampshire

4.9

4.7

4.5

4.4

4.4

4.4

4.4

4.4

5.2

  New Jersey

7.1

7.1

7.2

6.9

6.8

6.6

6.5

6.6

6.5

  New Mexico

6.6

6.7

7.0

6.8

6.5

6.5

6.6

6.7

6.6

  New York

6.8

6.8

6.9

6.7

6.7

6.6

6.6

6.4

6.2

  North Carolina

6.7

6.4

6.3

6.2

6.4

6.4

6.5

6.8

6.7

  North Dakota

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.6

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.8

  Ohio

6.9

6.5

6.1

5.7

5.5

5.5

5.7

5.7

5.6

  Oklahoma

5.2

5.0

4.9

4.6

4.6

4.5

4.6

4.7

4.7

  Oregon

7.0

6.9

6.9

6.9

6.9

6.8

6.9

7.2

7.1

  Pennsylvania

6.4

6.2

6.0

5.7

5.6

5.6

5.7

5.8

5.7

  Puerto Rico

15.2

15.0

14.7

14.1

13.8

13.1

13.1

13.5

14.1

  Rhode Island

9.2

9.0

8.7

8.3

8.2

7.9

7.7

7.7

7.6

  South Carolina

6.4

5.7

5.5

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.8

6.4

6.6

  South Dakota

3.6

3.6

3.7

3.8

3.8

3.8

3.7

3.6

3.4

  Tennessee

7.2

6.9

6.7

6.3

6.4

6.6

7.1

7.4

7.3

  Texas

5.7

5.7

5.5

5.2

5.1

5.1

5.1

5.3

5.2

  Utah

3.9

3.9

4.1

3.8

3.6

3.5

3.6

3.6

3.5

  Vermont

4.0

3.7

3.4

3.3

3.3

3.5

3.7

4.1

4.4

  Virginia

5.0

4.9

5.0

4.9

5.1

5.3

5.3

5.6

5.5

  Washington

6.4

6.4

6.3

6.1

6.1

5.8

5.6

5.6

5.7

  West Virginia

5.9

6.0

6.1

6.0

6.3

6.2

6.3

6.6

6.6

  Wisconsin

6.1

6.1

5.9

5.8

5.7

5.7

5.8

5.6

5.5

  Wyoming

4.3

4.2

4.0

3.7

3.8

4.0

4.4

4.6

4.7

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

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