2013 State Unemployment Rates

Below are monthly unemployment rates for 2013 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.

2013 State Unemployment Rates * 

  State

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

  Alabama

6.9

7.2

7.2

6.9

6.8

6.5

6.3

6.3

6.4

6.5

6.2

6.1

  Alaska

6.7

6.5

6.2

6.0

5.9

6.1

6.3

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.4

6.4

  Arizona

8.0

7.9

7.9

7.9

7.8

8.0

8.0

8.3

8.3

8.2

7.8

7.6

  Arkansas

7.2

7.2

7.2

7.1

7.3

7.3

7.4

7.4

7.4

7.5

7.5

7.4

  California

9.8

9.6

9.4

9.0

8.6

8.5

8.7

8.9

8.7

8.7

8.5

8.3

  Colorado

7.3

7.2

7.1

6.9

6.9

7.0

7.1

7.0

6.9

6.8

6.5

6.2

  Connecticut

8.1

8.0

8.0

8.0

8.0

8.1

8.1

8.1

8.0

7.9

7.6

7.4

  Delaware

7.2

7.2

7.3

7.2

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.3

7.0

6.8

6.5

6.2

  D.C.

8.6

8.6

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.6

8.7

8.6

8.9

8.6

8.1

  Florida

7.8

7.7

7.5

7.2

7.1

7.1

7.1

7.0

6.8

6.7

6.4

6.2

  Georgia

8.7

8.6

8.4

8.2

8.3

8.6

8.8

8.7

8.3

8.1

7.6

7.4

  Hawaii

5.2

5.2

5.1

4.9

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.3

4.3

4.4

4.4

4.5

  Idaho

6.3

6.2

6.2

6.1

6.2

6.4

6.6

6.8

6.8

6.7

6.1

5.7

  Illinois

9.0

9.5

9.5

9.3

9.1

9.2

9.2

9.2

9.1

8.9

8.7

8.6

  Indiana

8.6

8.7

8.7

8.5

8.3

8.4

8.4

8.1

7.8

7.5

7.3

6.9

  Iowa

5.0

5.0

4.9

4.7

4.6

4.6

4.8

4.9

4.7

4.6

4.3

4.2

  Kansas

5.5

5.5

5.6

5.5

5.7

5.8

5.9

5.9

5.7

5.6

5.1

4.9

  Kentucky

7.9

7.9

8.0

7.9

8.1

8.4

8.5

8.4

8.3

8.4

8.2

8.0

  Louisiana

5.9

6.0

6.2

6.5

6.8

7.0

7.0

7.0

6.8

6.5

6.3

5.7

  Maine

7.3

7.3

7.1

6.9

6.8

6.8

6.9

7.0

6.9

6.7

6.4

6.2

  Maryland

6.7

6.6

6.6

6.5

6.7

7.0

7.1

7.0

6.7

6.7

6.4

6.1

  Massachusetts

6.7

6.5

6.4

6.4

6.6

7.0

7.2

7.2

7.1

7.2

7.1

7.0

  Michigan

8.9

8.8

8.5

8.4

8.4

8.7

8.8

9.0

9.0

9.0

8.8

8.4

  Minnesota

5.6

5.5

5.4

5.3

5.3

5.2

5.2

5.1

5.0

4.8

4.6

4.6

  Mississippi

9.3

9.6

9.4

9.1

9.1

9.0

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.3

8.0

  Missouri

6.5

6.7

6.7

6.6

6.8

6.9

7.1

7.2

6.9

6.5

6.1

5.9

  Montana

5.7

5.6

5.6

5.5

5.4

5.4

5.3

5.3

5.3

5.2

5.2

5.2

  Nebraska

3.8

3.8

3.8

3.7

3.8

4.0

4.2

4.2

4.1

3.9

3.7

3.6

  Nevada

9.7

9.6

9.7

9.6

9.5

9.6

9.5

9.5

9.4

9.3

9.0

8.8

  New Hampshire

5.8

5.8

5.7

5.5

5.3

5.2

5.1

5.0

5.0

5.1

5.1

5.1

  New Jersey

9.5

9.3

9.0

8.7

8.6

8.7

8.6

8.5

8.4

8.4

7.8

7.3

  New Mexico

6.6

6.8

6.9

6.7

6.7

6.8

6.9

6.8

6.7

6.6

6.4

6.4

  New York

8.4

8.4

8.2

7.8

7.6

7.5

7.5

7.6

7.6

7.7

7.4

7.1

  North Carolina

9.5

9.4

9.2

8.9

8.8

8.8

8.9

8.7

8.3

8.0

7.4

6.9

  North Dakota

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.3

3.2

3.1

3.0

3.0

2.8

2.7

2.6

2.6

  Ohio

7.0

7.0

7.1

7.0

7.0

7.2

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.4

7.2

  Oklahoma

5.1

5.0

5.0

4.9

5.0

5.2

5.3

5.3

5.4

5.5

5.4

5.4

  Oregon

8.4

8.4

8.2

8.0

7.8

7.9

8.0

8.1

7.8

7.7

7.3

7.0

  Pennsylvania

8.2

8.1

7.9

7.6

7.5

7.5

7.5

7.7

7.6

7.5

7.3

6.9

  Puerto Rico

14.6

14.5

14.2

13.7

13.4

13.2

13.5

13.9

14.5

14.7

14.74

15.4

  Rhode Island

9.8

9.4

9.1

8.8

8.9

8.9

8.9

9.1

9.2

9.2

9.0

9.1

  South Carolina

8.7

8.6

8.4

8.0

8.0

8.1

8.1

8.1

7.9

7.5

7.1

6.6

  South Dakota

4.4

4.4

4.3

4.1

4.0

3.9

3.9

3.8

3.7

3.7

3.6

3.6

  Tennessee

7.7

7.8

7.9

8.0

8.3

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.4

8.4

8.1

7.8

  Texas

6.3

6.4

6.4

6.4

6.5

6.5

6.5

6.4

6.3

6.2

6.1

6.0

  Utah

5.4

5.2

4.9

4.7

4.6

4.7

4.6

4.7

4.7

4.6

4.3

4.1

  Vermont

4.7

4.4

4.1

4.0

4.1

4.4

4.6

4.6

4.6

4.5

4.4

4.2

  Virginia

5.6

5.6

5.3

5.2

5.3

5.5

5.7

5.8

5.6

5.6

5.4

5.2

  Washington

7.5

7.5

7.3

7.0

6.8

6.8

6.9

7.0

6.9

7.0

6.8

6.6

  West Virginia

7.4

7.3

7.0

6.6

6.2

6.1

6.2

6.3

6.2

6.2

6.0

5.9

  Wisconsin

7.0

7.2

7.1

7.1

7.0

6.8

6.8

6.7

6.6

6.5

6.3

6.2

  Wyoming

4.9

4.9

4.9

4.8

4.6

4.6

4.6

4.6

4.5

4.6

4.4

4.4

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

* Preliminary figures provided by BLS in its monthly updates.