State Unemployment Rates (Dec. 2011)

Unemployment Rates for States
Monthly Rankings
Seasonally Adjusted
Dec. 2011

Rank

State

Rate

1

NORTH DAKOTA

3.3

2

NEBRASKA

4.1

3

SOUTH DAKOTA

4.2

4

NEW HAMPSHIRE

5.1

4

VERMONT

5.1

6

IOWA

5.6

7

MINNESOTA

5.7

8

WYOMING

5.8

9

UTAH

6.0

10

OKLAHOMA

6.1

11

VIRGINIA

6.2

12

KANSAS

6.3

13

HAWAII

6.6

13

NEW MEXICO

6.6

15

MARYLAND

6.7

16

LOUISIANA

6.8

16

MASSACHUSETTS

6.8

16

MONTANA

6.8

19

MAINE

7.0

20

WISCONSIN

7.1

21

ALASKA

7.3

22

DELAWARE

7.4

23

PENNSYLVANIA

7.6

24

ARKANSAS

7.7

25

TEXAS

7.8

26

COLORADO

7.9

26

WEST VIRGINIA

7.9

28

MISSOURI

8.0

28

NEW YORK

8.0

30

ALABAMA

8.1

30

OHIO

8.1

32

CONNECTICUT

8.2

33

IDAHO

8.4

34

WASHINGTON

8.5

35

ARIZONA

8.7

35

TENNESSEE

8.7

37

OREGON

8.9

38

INDIANA

9.0

38

NEW JERSEY

9.0

40

KENTUCKY

9.1

41

MICHIGAN

9.3

42

SOUTH CAROLINA

9.5

43

GEORGIA

9.7

44

ILLINOIS

9.8

45

FLORIDA

9.9

45

NORTH CAROLINA

9.9

47

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

10.4

47

MISSISSIPPI

10.4

49

RHODE ISLAND

10.8

50

CALIFORNIA

11.1

51

NEVADA

12.6

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