State Unemployment Rates 2011*

as of January 24, 2012 

State

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

 Alabama

9.3

9.3

9.2

9.3

9.6

9.9

10.0

9.9

9.8

9.3

8.7

8.1

 Alaska

7.7

7.6

7.4

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.7

7.7

7.6

7.4

7.3

7.3

 Arizona

9.6

9.6

9.5

9.3

9.1

9.3

9.4

9.3

9.1

9.0

8.7

8.7

 Arkansas

7.8

7.8

7.8

7.7

7.8

8.1

8.2

8.3

8.3

8.2

8.0

7.7

 California

12.4

12.2

12.0

11.9

11.7

11.8

12.0

12.1

11.9

11.7

11.3

11.1

 Colorado

9.1

9.3

9.2

8.8

8.7

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.3

8.1

8.0

7.9

 Connecticut

9.0

9.0

9.1

9.1

9.1

9.1

9.1

9.0

8.9

8.7

8.4

8.2

 Delaware

8.5

8.5

8.4

8.2

8.0

8.0

8.1

8.1

8.1

7.9

7.6

7.4

 D.C.

9.6

9.5

9.5

9.6

9.8

10.4

10.8

11.1

11.1

11.0

10.6

10.4

 Florida

11.9

11.5

11.1

10.8

10.6

10.6

10.7

10.7

10.6

10.3

10.0

9.9

 Georgia

10.4

10.2

10.0

9.9

9.8

9.9

10.1

10.2

10.3

10.2

9.9

9.7

 Hawaii

6.3

6.3

6.3

6.1

6.0

6.0

6.1

6.2

6.4

6.5

6.5

6.6

 Idaho

9.7

9.7

9.7

9.6

9.4

9.4

9.4

9.2

9.0

8.8

8.5

8.4

 Illinois

9.0

8.9

8.8

8.7

8.9

9.2

9.5

9.9

10.0

10.1

10.0

9.8

 Indiana

9.1

8.8

8.5

8.2

8.2

8.3

8.5

8.7

8.9

9.0

9.0

9.0

 Iowa

6.1

6.1

6.1

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.1

6.0

6.0

5.7

5.6

 Kansas

6.8

6.8

6.8

6.7

6.6

6.6

6.5

6.7

6.7

6.7

6.5

6.3

 Kentucky

10.4

10.4

10.2

10.0

9.8

9.6

9.5

9.5

9.7

9.6

9.4

9.1

 Louisiana

7.8

7.9

8.1

8.1

8.2

7.8

7.6

7.2

6.9

7.0

6.9

6.8

 Maine

7.5

7.5

7.6

7.6

7.7

7.8

7.7

7.6

7.5

7.3

7.0

7.0

 Maryland

7.2

7.1

6.9

6.8

6.8

7.0

7.2

7.3

7.4

7.2

6.9

6.7

 Massachusetts

8.3

8.2

8.0

7.8

7.6

7.6

7.6

7.4

7.3

7.3

7.0

6.8

 Michigan

10.7

10.4

10.3

10.2

10.3

10.5

10.9

11.2

11.1

10.6

9.8

9.3

 Minnesota

6.7

6.7

6.6

6.5

6.6

6.7

7.2

7.2

6.9

6.4

5.9

5.7

 Mississippi

10.1

10.2

10.2

10.4

10.3

10.3

10.4

10.3

10.6

10.6

10.5

10.4

 Missouri

9.6

9.4

9.1

8.9

8.9

8.8

8.7

8.8

8.7

8.5

8.2

8.0

 Montana

7.5

7.4

7.4

7.3

7.3

7.5

7.7

7.8

7.7

7.6

7.1

6.8

 Nebraska

4.2

4.3

4.2

4.2

4.1

4.1

4.1

4.2

4.2

4.2

4.1

4.1

 Nevada

14.2

13.6

13.2

12.5

12.1

12.4

12.9

13.4

13.4

13.4

13.0

12.6

 New Hampshire

5.6

5.4

5.2

4.9

4.8

4.9

5.2

5.3

5.4

5.3

5.2

5.1

 New Jersey

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.3

9.4

9.5

9.5

9.4

9.2

9.1

9.1

9.0

 New Mexico

8.7

8.7

8.1

7.6

6.9

6.8

6.7

6.6

6.6

6.6

6.5

6.6

 New York

8.3

8.2

8.0

7.9

7.9

8.0

8.0

8.0

8.0

7.9

8.0

8.0

 North Carolina

9.9

9.7

9.7

9.7

9.7

9.9

10.1

10.4

10.5

10.4

10.0

9.9

 North Dakota

3.8

3.7

3.6

3.3

3.2

3.2

3.3

3.5

3.5

3.5

3.4

3.3

 Ohio

9.4

9.2

8.9

8.6

8.6

8.8

9.0

9.1

9.1

9.0

8.5

8.1

 Oklahoma

6.6

6.5

6.1

5.6

5.3

5.3

5.5

5.6

5.9

6.1

6.1

6.1

 Oregon

10.4

10.2

10.0

9.6

9.3

9.4

9.5

9.6

9.6

9.5

9.1

8.9

 Pennsylvania

8.2

8.0

7.8

7.5

7.4

7.6

7.8

8.2

8.3

8.1

7.9

7.6

 Puerto Rico

15.9

16.1

16.9

16.4

16.0

14.9

15.5

16.0

15.1

16.1

15.7

14.7

 Rhode Island

11.3

11.2

11.0

10.9

10.9

10.8

10.8

10.6

10.5

10.4

10.5

10.8

 South Carolina

10.5

10.2

9.9

9.8

10.0

10.5

10.9

11.1

11.0

10.5

9.9

9.5

 South Dakota

4.7

4.8

4.9

4.9

4.8

4.8

4.7

4.7

4.6

4.5

4.3

4.2

 Tennessee

9.5

9.6

9.5

9.6

9.7

9.8

9.8

9.7

9.8

9.6

9.1

8.7

 Texas

8.3

8.2

8.1

8.0

8.0

8.2

8.4

8.5

8.5

8.4

8.1

7.8

 Utah

7.6

7.7

7.6

7.4

7.3

7.4

7.5

7.6

7.4

7.0

6.4

6.0

 Vermont

5.7

5.6

5.4

5.3

5.4

5.5

5.7

5.9

5.8

5.6

5.3

5.1

 Virginia

6.5

6.4

6.3

6.1

6.0

6.0

6.1

6.3

6.5

6.4

6.2

6.2

 Washington

9.1

9.1

9.2

9.1

9.1

9.2

9.3

9.3

9.1

9.0

8.7

8.5

 West Virginia

9.6

9.4

9.1

8.8

8.6

8.5

8.1

8.1

8.2

8.2

7.9

7.9

 Wisconsin

7.4

7.4

7.4

7.3

7.4

7.6

7.8

7.9

7.8

7.7

7.3

7.1

 Wyoming

6.3

6.2

6.2

6.0

6.0

5.9

5.8

5.8

5.8

5.7

5.8

5.8

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Monthly Releases

* preliminary data