2016 State Unemployment Rates

7/24/2016

2016 State Unemployment Rates

Below are monthly unemployment rates for 2016 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.

2016 State Unemployment Rates

State

Jan.

Feb.

March

April

May

June

July

Aug.

Sept.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

Alabama

6.2

6.2

6.2 6.1 6.1 6.0            

Alaska

6.6

6.6 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.7            

Arizona

5.6

5.5 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.8            

Arkansas

4.4

4.2 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.8            

California

5.7

5.5 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.4            

Colorado

3.2

3.0 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.7            

Connecticut

5.5

5.5 5.5 5.7 5.7 5.8            

Delaware

4.7

4.6 4.6 4.2 4.1 4.2            

D.C.

6.5

6.5 6.5 6.4 6.1 6.0            

Florida

5.0

4.9 4.9 4.8 4.7 4.7            

Georgia

5.4

5.4 5.4 5.5 5.3 5.1            

Hawaii

3.2

3.1 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.3            

Idaho

3.9

3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.7            

Illinois

6.3

6.4 6.5 6.6 6.4 6.2            

Indiana

4.6

4.7 4.7 5.2 5.0 4.8            

Iowa

3.5

3.7 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.0            

Kansas

4.0

4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.8            

Kentucky

5.8

5.8 5.8 5.3 5.1 5.0            

Louisiana

5.9

5.9 6.1 6.3 6.3 6.2            

Maine

3.8

3.6 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5            

Maryland

4.9

4.7 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.3            

Massachusetts

4.7

4.5 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.2            

Michigan

4.9

4.8 4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6            

Minnesota

3.7

3.7 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.8            

Mississippi

6.7

6.5 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.9            

Missouri

4.3

4.2 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.5            

Montana

4.1

4.2 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.2            

Nebraska

3.0

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0            

Nevada

6.2

5.9 5.8 5.8 6.1 6.4            

New Hampshire

2.9

2.7 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8            

New Jersey

4.5

4.3 4.4 4.7

4.9

5.1            

New Mexico

6.5

6.4 6.2 6.2 6.2 6.2            

New York

4.9

4.8 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.7            

North Carolina

5.6

5.5 5.5 5.4 5.1 4.9            

North Dakota

2.8

2.9 3.1 3.2 3.2 3.2            

Ohio

4.9

4.9 4.9 5.2 5.1 5.0            

Oklahoma

4.1

4.2 4.4 4.5 4.7 4.8            

Oregon

5.1

4.8 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.8            

Pennsylvania

4.6

4.6 4.9 5.3 5.5 5.6            

Puerto Rico

11.9

11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7 11.7            

Rhode Island

5.3

5.4 5.4 5.3 5.4 5.5            

South Carolina

5.5

5.5 5.7 5.8 5.6 5.4            

South Dakota

2.8

2.7 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.7            

Tennessee

5.4

4.9 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.1            

Texas

4.5

4.4 4.3 4.4 4.4 4.5            

Utah

3.4

3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8 4.0            

Vermont

3.4

3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1 3.2            

Virginia

4.1

4.1 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7            

Washington

5.8

5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8            

West Virginia

6.3

6.5 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.0            

Wisconsin

4.6

4.6 4.6 4.4 4.2 4.2            

Wyoming

4.7

5.0 5.2 5.5 5.6 5.7            
 

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics