State unemployment rate in the U.S. in 2016

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New Mexico 6.7%
Alaska 6.6%
Louisiana 6.1%
West Virginia 6%
Alabama 6%
District of Columbia 6%
Illinois 5.9%
Mississippi 5.8%
Nevada 5.7%
Georgia 5.4%
California 5.4%
Washington 5.4%
Pennsylvania 5.4%
Wyoming 5.3%
Arizona 5.3%
Rhode Island 5.3%
Connecticut 5.1%
North Carolina 5.1%
Kentucky 5%
New Jersey 5%
Florida 4.9%
Oregon 4.9%
Oklahoma 4.9%
Ohio 4.9%
Michigan 4.9%
South Carolina 4.8%
Tennessee 4.8%
New York 4.8%
Texas 4.6%
Missouri 4.5%
Indiana 4.4%
Delaware 4.4%
Maryland 4.3%
Kansas 4.2%
Wisconsin 4.1%
Montana 4.1%
Virginia 4%
Arkansas 4%
Maine 3.9%
Minnesota 3.9%
Idaho 3.8%
Massachusetts 3.7%
Iowa 3.7%
Utah 3.4%
Colorado 3.3%
Vermont 3.3%
North Dakota 3.2%
Nebraska 3.2%
Hawaii 3%
New Hampshire 2.8%
South Dakota 2.8%

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This table ranks the 51 states of the United States by their unemployment rate in 2016. In 2016, New Mexico had the highest unemployment rates in the United States with about 6.7 percent.
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Release date
February 2017
United States
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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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