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List of U.S. states by unemployment rate

This list was taken from the statistical data of the 2000 U.S. Census. A list of the U.S. states by unemployment rate, organized alphabetically, can be found here (http://www.census.gov/statab/ranks/rank10.txt).

See also: List of U.S. states by population, List of U.S. states by area


United States unemployment rate: 4.2%

  1. West Virginia - 6.6%
  2. Alaska - 6.4%
    District of Columbia - 6.3%
  3. Oregon - 5.7%
  4. Hawaii - 5.6%
  5. New Mexico - 5.6%
  6. California - 5.2%
  7. Idaho - 5.2%
  8. Montana - 5.2%
  9. New York - 5.2%
  10. Louisiana - 5.1%
  11. Mississippi - 5.1%
  12. Wyoming - 4.9%
  13. Alabama - 4.8%
  14. Washington - 4.7%
  15. New Jersey - 4.6%
  16. Texas - 4.6%
  17. Arkansas - 4.5%
  18. Kentucky - 4.5%
  19. South Carolina - 4.5%
  20. Arizona - 4.4%
  21. Nevada - 4.4%
  22. Pennsylvania - 4.4%
  23. Illinois - 4.3%
  24. Ohio - 4.3%
  25. Maine - 4.1%
  26. Rhode Island - 4.1%
  27. Georgia - 4.0%
  28. Tennessee - 4.0%
  29. Florida - 3.9%
  30. Michigan - 3.8%
  31. Utah - 3.7%
  32. Delaware - 3.5%
  33. Maryland - 3.5%
  34. Oklahoma - 3.4%
  35. Missouri - 3.4%
  36. North Dakota - 3.4%
  37. Connecticut - 3.2%
  38. Massachusetts - 3.2%
  39. North Carolina - 3.2%
  40. Indiana - 3.0%
  41. Kansas - 3.0%
  42. Vermont - 3.0%
  43. Wisconsin - 3.0%
  44. Colorado - 2.9%
  45. Nebraska - 2.9%
  46. South Dakota - 2.9%
  47. Minnesota - 2.8%
  48. Virginia - 2.8%
  49. New Hampshire - 2.7%
  50. Iowa - 2.5%



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