State Profile: 2017 Unemployment Rates



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

# State Unemployment Rate
1 Hawaii   2.4   
2 North Dakota   2.6   
3 New Hampshire   2.7   
4 Colorado   2.8   
5 Nebraska   2.9   
6 Vermont   3.0   
7 Iowa   3.1   
8 Idaho   3.2   
8 Utah   3.2   
9 Maine   3.3   
9 South Dakota   3.3   
9 Wisconsin   3.3   
10 Indiana   3.5   
10 Minnesota   3.5   
11 Kansas   3.6   
12 Arkansas   3.7   
12 Massachusetts   3.7   
12 Tennessee   3.7   
13 Missouri   3.8   
13 Virginia   3.8   
14 Montana   4.0   
15 Maryland   4.1   
15 Oregon   4.1   
16 Florida   4.2   
16 Wyoming   4.2   
17 Oklahoma   4.3   
17 South Carolina   4.3   
17 TEXAS   4.3   
18 Alabama   4.4   
19 Rhode Island   4.5   
20 Delaware   4.6   
20 Michigan   4.6   
20 New Jersey   4.6   
20 North Carolina   4.6   
21 Connecticut   4.7   
21 Georgia   4.7   
21 New York   4.7   
22 California   4.8   
22 Washington   4.8   
23 Arizona   4.9   
23 Kentucky   4.9   
23 Pennsylvania   4.9   
24 Illinois   5.0   
24 Nevada   5.0   
24 Ohio   5.0   
25 Louisiana   5.1   
25 Mississippi   5.1   
26 West Virginia   5.2   
27 District of Columbia   6.1   
28 New Mexico   6.2   
29 Alaska   7.2   
30 Puerto Rico   10.8   

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

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