State unemployment rate in the U.S. in 2017

State unemployment rate in the U.S. in 2017 This table ranks the 51 states of the United States by their unemployment rate in 2017. In 2017, Alaska had the highest unemployment rates in the United States with about 7.2 percent.
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StateUnemployment rate
Alaska 7.2%
New Mexico 6.2%
District of Columbia 6.1%
West Virginia 5.2%
Mississippi 5.1%
Louisiana 5.1%
Ohio 5%
Illinois 5%
Nevada 5%
Arizona 4.9%
Kentucky 4.9%
Pennsylvania 4.9%
Washington 4.8%
California 4.8%
Connecticut 4.7%
New York 4.7%
Georgia 4.7%
North Carolina 4.6%
New Jersey 4.6%
Delaware 4.6%
Michigan 4.6%
Rhode Island 4.5%
Alabama 4.4%
Oklahoma 4.3%
South Carolina 4.3%
Texas 4.3%
Florida 4.2%
Wyoming 4.2%
Oregon 4.1%
Maryland 4.1%
Montana 4%
Missouri 3.8%
Virginia 3.8%
Massachusetts 3.7%
Arkansas 3.7%
Tennessee 3.7%
Kansas 3.6%
Indiana 3.5%
Minnesota 3.5%
Maine 3.3%
Wisconsin 3.3%
South Dakota 3.3%
Idaho 3.2%
Utah 3.2%
Iowa 3.1%
Vermont 3%
Nebraska 2.9%
Colorado 2.8%
New Hampshire 2.7%
North Dakota 2.6%
Hawaii 2.4%
StateUnemployment rate
Alaska 7.2%
New Mexico 6.2%
District of Columbia 6.1%
West Virginia 5.2%
Mississippi 5.1%
Louisiana 5.1%
Ohio 5%
Illinois 5%
Nevada 5%
Arizona 4.9%
Kentucky 4.9%
Pennsylvania 4.9%
Washington 4.8%
California 4.8%
Connecticut 4.7%
New York 4.7%
Georgia 4.7%
North Carolina 4.6%
New Jersey 4.6%
Delaware 4.6%
Michigan 4.6%
Rhode Island 4.5%
Alabama 4.4%
Oklahoma 4.3%
South Carolina 4.3%
Texas 4.3%
Florida 4.2%
Wyoming 4.2%
Oregon 4.1%
Maryland 4.1%
Montana 4%
Missouri 3.8%
Virginia 3.8%
Massachusetts 3.7%
Arkansas 3.7%
Tennessee 3.7%
Kansas 3.6%
Indiana 3.5%
Minnesota 3.5%
Maine 3.3%
Wisconsin 3.3%
South Dakota 3.3%
Idaho 3.2%
Utah 3.2%
Iowa 3.1%
Vermont 3%
Nebraska 2.9%
Colorado 2.8%
New Hampshire 2.7%
North Dakota 2.6%
Hawaii 2.4%
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This table ranks the 51 states of the United States by their unemployment rate in 2017. In 2017, Alaska had the highest unemployment rates in the United States with about 7.2 percent.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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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