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State Profile: 2016 Unemployment Rates



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

# State Unemployment Rate
1 New Hampshire   2.8   
1 South Dakota   2.8   
2 Hawaii   3.0   
3 Nebraska   3.2   
3 North Dakota   3.2   
4 Colorado   3.3   
4 Vermont   3.3   
5 Utah   3.4   
6 Iowa   3.7   
6 Massachusetts   3.7   
7 Idaho   3.8   
8 Maine   3.9   
8 Minnesota   3.9   
9 Arkansas   4.0   
9 Virginia   4.0   
10 Montana   4.1   
10 Wisconsin   4.1   
11 Kansas   4.2   
12 Maryland   4.3   
13 Delaware   4.4   
13 Indiana   4.4   
14 Missouri   4.5   
15 TEXAS   4.6   
16 New York   4.8   
16 South Carolina   4.8   
16 Tennessee   4.8   
17 Florida   4.9   
17 Michigan   4.9   
17 Ohio   4.9   
17 Oklahoma   4.9   
17 Oregon   4.9   
18 Kentucky   5.0   
18 New Jersey   5.0   
19 Connecticut   5.1   
19 North Carolina   5.1   
20 Arizona   5.3   
20 Rhode Island   5.3   
20 Wyoming   5.3   
21 California   5.4   
21 Georgia   5.4   
21 Pennsylvania   5.4   
21 Washington   5.4   
22 Nevada   5.7   
23 Mississippi   5.8   
24 Illinois   5.9   
25 Alabama   6.0   
25 District of Columbia   6.0   
25 West Virginia   6.0   
26 Louisiana   6.1   
27 Alaska   6.6   
28 New Mexico   6.7   
29 Puerto Rico   11.8   

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

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