State unemployment rate in the U.S. in May 2015 (seasonally adjusted)

This table ranks the 51 states of the U.S. by their unemployment rate. In May 2015, Nebraska had the lowest unemployment rate in the United States. 2.6 percent of the population of Nebraska were unemployed in May 2015. The highest unemployment rate was recorded in District of Columbia, with 7.3 percent unemployment.

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StateUnemployment rate
District of Columbia 7.3%
West Virginia 7.2%
Nevada 7%
Alaska 6.8%
South Carolina 6.8%
Mississippi 6.7%
Louisiana 6.6%
New Jersey 6.5%
California 6.4%
Georgia 6.3%
New Mexico 6.2%
Alabama 6.1%
Illinois 6%
Connecticut 6%
Rhode Island 5.9%
Missouri 5.8%
Tennessee 5.8%
Arizona 5.8%
New York 5.7%
Florida 5.7%
North Carolina 5.7%
Arkansas 5.7%
Michigan 5.5%
Washington 5.4%
Pennsylvania 5.4%
Maryland 5.3%
Oregon 5.3%
Ohio 5.2%
Indiana 5.1%
Kentucky 5.1%
Virginia 4.9%
Maine 4.7%
Wisconsin 4.6%
Massachusetts 4.6%
Delaware 4.6%
Kansas 4.4%
Oklahoma 4.3%
Texas 4.3%
Colorado 4.3%
Wyoming 4.1%
Hawaii 4.1%
Idaho 3.9%
Montana 3.9%
South Dakota 3.8%
Iowa 3.8%
Minnesota 3.8%
New Hampshire 3.8%
Vermont 3.6%
Utah 3.5%
North Dakota 3.1%
Nebraska 2.6%
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