Department of Labor Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows

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Monthly Rankings Source
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Department of Labor
Last Modified Date: May 17, 2013

Current Unemployment Rates for States and Historical Highs/Lows
Seasonally Adjusted
Apr. 2013p Historical High Historical Low
State Rate Date Rate Date Rate
Alabama 6.9 Dec. 1982 14.3 Apr. 2007 3.2
Alaska 6.0 June 1986 11.5 Apr. 2007 5.9
Arizona 7.9 Jan. 1983 11.6 July 2007 3.5
Arkansas 7.1 July 1983 10.1 Nov. 2000 4.0
California 9.0 Oct. 2010 12.4 Jan. 2001 4.7
Colorado 6.9 Nov. 2010 9.1 Jan. 2001 2.6
Connecticut 8.0 Dec. 2010 9.4 Oct. 2000 2.1
Delaware 7.2 Dec. 1976 9.3 Feb. 1989 2.8
District of Columbia 8.5 Feb. 1983 11.6 May 1989 4.8
Florida 7.2 Mar. 2010 11.4 Aug. 2006 3.3
Georgia 8.2 Jan. 2010 10.4 Dec. 2000 3.3
Hawaii 4.9 Jan. 1976 9.9 Dec. 2006 2.3
Idaho 6.1 Feb. 1983 9.6 Mar. 2007 2.7
Illinois 9.3 Feb. 1983 12.9 Feb. 1999 4.2
Indiana 8.5 Jan. 1983 12.7 Apr. 1999 2.6
Iowa 4.7 Mar. 1983 8.6 Oct. 1999 2.5
Kansas 5.5 Aug. 2009 7.5 Apr. 1979 3.0
Kentucky 7.9 Jan. 1983 12.0 June 2000 4.1
Louisiana 6.5 Nov. 1986 12.8 July 2006 3.6
Maine 6.9 Jan. 1977 9.0 Jan. 2001 3.1
Maryland 6.5 Nov. 1982 8.4 Feb. 2008 3.3
Massachusetts 6.4 Jan. 1976 11.1 Oct. 2000 2.6
Michigan 8.4 Dec. 1982 16.8 Mar. 2000 3.3
Minnesota 5.3 Dec. 1982 9.1 Mar. 1999 2.5
Mississippi 9.1 Apr. 1983 13.5 Apr. 2001 4.9
Missouri 6.6 Feb. 1983 10.6 Jan. 2000 2.8
Montana 5.5 Mar. 1983 8.8 Dec. 2006 3.1
Nebraska 3.7 Feb. 1983 6.7 Feb. 1998 2.2
Nevada 9.6 Oct. 2010 14.0 Apr. 2000 3.8
New Hampshire 5.5 Sept. 1992 7.6 May 1987 2.1
New Jersey 8.7 Dec. 1976 10.7 July 2000 3.6
New Mexico 6.7 Mar. 1983 10.0 June 2007 3.4
New York 7.8 Nov. 1976 10.3 Apr. 1988 4.0
North Carolina 8.9 Feb. 2010 11.3 Mar. 1999 3.1
North Dakota 3.3 Feb. 1983 6.8 July 2001 2.6
Ohio 7.0 Jan. 1983 13.9 Jan. 2001 3.8
Oklahoma 4.9 June 1983 9.2 Dec. 2000 2.8
Oregon 8.0 Jan. 1983 12.1 Feb. 1995 4.7
Pennsylvania 7.6 Mar. 1983 12.9 Mar. 2000 4.0
Rhode Island 8.8 Feb. 2010 11.9 July 1988 2.9
South Carolina 8.0 Jan. 2010 11.9 Mar. 1998 3.2
South Dakota 4.1 Feb. 1983 6.0 Mar. 2000 2.5
Tennessee 8.0 Jan. 1983 12.8 May 2000 3.9
Texas 6.4 Nov. 1986 9.3 Jan. 2001 4.2
Utah 4.7 Mar. 1983 10.0 Mar. 2007 2.4
Vermont 4.0 Jan. 1976 8.8 Apr. 2000 2.4
Virginia 5.2 Jan. 1983 7.8 Dec. 2000 2.2
Washington 7.0 Nov. 1982 12.2 May 2007 4.4
West Virginia 6.6 Mar. 1983 18.1 Mar. 2008 3.9
Wisconsin 7.1 Jan. 1983 11.5 Feb. 2000 3.0
Wyoming 4.8 Jan. 1987 9.1 Apr. 1979 2.3

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