Local Area Unemployment Statistics

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States

Over-the-Year Change in Unemployment Rates for States
Annual Average Rankings
Year: 1999 Year: 2000
Rank State Rate Rate Change
UNITED STATES 4.2 4.0 -0.2
1 WYOMING 4.9 3.8 -1.1
2 HAWAII 5.0 4.0 -1.0
3 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 6.5 5.7 -0.8
3 NEW JERSEY 4.5 3.7 -0.8
3 WEST VIRGINIA 6.3 5.5 -0.8
6 NEW YORK 5.2 4.5 -0.7
7 MAINE 3.9 3.3 -0.6
7 MASSACHUSETTS 3.3 2.7 -0.6
7 NEW MEXICO 5.6 5.0 -0.6
10 ARIZONA 4.5 4.0 -0.5
10 MONTANA 5.3 4.8 -0.5
10 OKLAHOMA 3.6 3.1 -0.5
10 SOUTH CAROLINA 4.1 3.6 -0.5
14 CALIFORNIA 5.3 4.9 -0.4
14 CONNECTICUT 2.7 2.3 -0.4
14 KENTUCKY 4.6 4.2 -0.4
14 OREGON 5.5 5.1 -0.4
14 VIRGINIA 2.7 2.3 -0.4
19 COLORADO 3.0 2.7 -0.3
19 GEORGIA 3.8 3.5 -0.3
19 IDAHO 4.9 4.6 -0.3
19 NORTH DAKOTA 3.2 2.9 -0.3
19 OHIO 4.3 4.0 -0.3
19 TEXAS 4.7 4.4 -0.3
25 ALABAMA 4.3 4.1 -0.2
25 ARKANSAS 4.4 4.2 -0.2
25 FLORIDA 4.0 3.8 -0.2
25 PENNSYLVANIA 4.4 4.2 -0.2
25 UTAH 3.6 3.4 -0.2
25 VERMONT 2.9 2.7 -0.2
31 MICHIGAN 3.8 3.7 -0.1
31 NEW HAMPSHIRE 2.8 2.7 -0.1
31 SOUTH DAKOTA 2.8 2.7 -0.1
31 TENNESSEE 4.1 4.0 -0.1
35 ALASKA 6.2 6.2 0.0
35 DELAWARE 3.3 3.3 0.0
35 ILLINOIS 4.5 4.5 0.0
35 INDIANA 2.9 2.9 0.0
35 MARYLAND 3.6 3.6 0.0
35 NEBRASKA 2.8 2.8 0.0
35 RHODE ISLAND 4.2 4.2 0.0
42 IOWA 2.6 2.8 0.2
42 MISSOURI 3.1 3.3 0.2
42 NEVADA 4.3 4.5 0.2
42 WASHINGTON 4.8 5.0 0.2
46 KANSAS 3.5 3.8 0.3
46 LOUISIANA 4.7 5.0 0.3
46 MINNESOTA 2.8 3.1 0.3
46 WISCONSIN 3.1 3.4 0.3
50 MISSISSIPPI 5.3 5.7 0.4
50 NORTH CAROLINA 3.3 3.7 0.4


Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force.

NOTE: Data refer to place of residence. Data have been revised to incorporate updated population controls and re-estimation. Annual average state estimates do not sum to the U.S. total.

Last Modified Date: March 1, 2006

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