State unemployment rate in the U.S. 2018

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.
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State unemployment rate in the U.S. in 2018

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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%
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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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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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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