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State Profile: 2018 Unemployment Rates



The following table shows national and state Unemployment Rates ranked from lowest to highest.

# State Unemployment Rate
1 Hawaii   2.4   
2 Iowa   2.5   
2 New Hampshire   2.5   
3 North Dakota   2.6   
4 Vermont   2.7   
5 Idaho   2.8   
5 Nebraska   2.8   
6 Minnesota   2.9   
7 South Dakota   3.0   
7 Virginia   3.0   
7 Wisconsin   3.0   
8 Utah   3.1   
9 Missouri   3.2   
10 Colorado   3.3   
10 Massachusetts   3.3   
11 Indiana   3.4   
11 Kansas   3.4   
11 Maine   3.4   
11 Oklahoma   3.4   
11 South Carolina   3.4   
12 Tennessee   3.5   
13 Florida   3.6   
14 Arkansas   3.7   
14 Montana   3.7   
15 Delaware   3.8   
16 Alabama   3.9   
16 Georgia   3.9   
16 Maryland   3.9   
16 North Carolina   3.9   
16 TEXAS   3.9   
17 Connecticut   4.1   
17 Michigan   4.1   
17 New Jersey   4.1   
17 New York   4.1   
17 Rhode Island   4.1   
17 Wyoming   4.1   
18 California   4.2   
18 Oregon   4.2   
19 Illinois   4.3   
19 Kentucky   4.3   
19 Pennsylvania   4.3   
20 Washington   4.5   
21 Nevada   4.6   
21 Ohio   4.6   
22 Arizona   4.8   
22 Mississippi   4.8   
23 Louisiana   4.9   
23 New Mexico   4.9   
24 West Virginia   5.3   
25 District of Columbia   5.6   
26 Alaska   6.6   
27 Puerto Rico   9.2   

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Information and Analysis

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