State unemployment rate in the U.S. in 2018
State unemployment rate in the U.S. 2018
This table ranks the 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia by their unemployment rate in 2018. In 2018, Alaska had the highest unemployment rate in the United States with 6.6 percent.
State unemployment rate in the U.S. in 2018
StateUnemployment rate
Alaska 6.6%
District of Columbia 5.6%
West Virginia 5.3%
New Mexico 4.9%
Louisiana 4.9%
Arizona 4.8%
Mississippi 4.8%
Nevada 4.6%
Ohio 4.6%
Washington 4.5%
Illinois 4.3%
Kentucky 4.3%
Pennsylvania 4.3%
Oregon 4.2%
California 4.2%
Connecticut 4.1%
Michigan 4.1%
New Jersey 4.1%
New York 4.1%
Rhode Island 4.1%
Wyoming 4.1%
Maryland 3.9%
Texas 3.9%
Alabama 3.9%
North Carolina 3.9%
Georgia 3.9%
Delaware 3.8%
Arkansas 3.7%
Montana 3.7%
Florida 3.6%
Tennessee 3.5%
Maine 3.4%
Oklahoma 3.4%
South Carolina 3.4%
Kansas 3.4%
Indiana 3.4%
Colorado 3.3%
Massachusetts 3.3%
Missouri 3.2%
Utah 3.1%
South Dakota 3%
Virginia 3%
Wisconsin 3%
Minnesota 2.9%
Idaho 2.8%
Nebraska 2.8%
Vermont 2.7%
North Dakota 2.6%
New Hampshire 2.5%
Iowa 2.5%
Hawaii 2.4%
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

Data refer to place of residence.
Rates shown are a percentage of the labor force.

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State unemployment rate in the U.S. 2018
This table ranks the 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia by their unemployment rate in 2018. In 2018, Alaska had the highest unemployment rate in the United States with 6.6 percent.
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