Map Key
  • Less than 4.5 %
  • 4.6 - 5.9 %
  • 6 - 6.5 %
  • 6.6 - 7 %
  • More than 7 %
Percentage of all workers who were unemployed in 2016
State Unemployment Rate Rank
New Hampshire 2.8%1st
South Dakota 2.8%1st
Hawaii 3.0%3rd
North Dakota 3.2%4th
Nebraska 3.2%4th
Vermont 3.3%6th
Colorado 3.3%6th
Utah 3.4%8th
Iowa 3.7%9th
Massachusetts 3.7%9th
Idaho 3.8%11th
Minnesota 3.9%12th
Maine 3.9%12th
Arkansas 4.0%14th
Virginia 4.0%14th
Montana 4.1%16th
Wisconsin 4.1%16th
Kansas 4.2%18th
Maryland 4.3%19th
Indiana 4.4%20th
Delaware 4.4%20th
Missouri 4.5%22nd
Texas 4.6%23rd
New York 4.8%24th
South Carolina 4.8%24th
Tennessee 4.8%24th
Michigan 4.9%27th
Ohio 4.9%27th
Oklahoma 4.9%27th
Oregon 4.9%27th
Florida 4.9%27th
Kentucky 5.0%32nd
New Jersey 5.0%32nd
North Carolina 5.1%34th
Connecticut 5.1%34th
Arizona 5.3%36th
Rhode Island 5.3%36th
Wyoming 5.3%36th
California 5.4%39th
Washington 5.4%39th
Pennsylvania 5.4%39th
Georgia 5.4%39th
Nevada 5.7%43rd
Mississippi 5.8%44th
Illinois 5.9%45th
Alabama 6.0%46th
West Virginia 6.0%46th
District of Columbia 6.0%46th
Louisiana 6.1%49th
Alaska 6.6%50th
New Mexico 6.7%51st