2019 Unemployment Rates You Need to Know

2019 unemployment rates 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released it’s annual interactive unemployment rate map. We’ve included a quick image of the map below, or you can the image to use the interactive version on their website.

unemployment rate 2019 US

To make it even easier, we’ve included the table below to all 50 States, plus Washington D.C and Puerto Rico. 

 

State February 2019 unemployment rate February 2018 unemployment rate 12-month change
Alabama 3.7 4 -0.3
Alaska 6.5 6.7 -0.2
Arizona 5.1 4.8 0.3
Arkansas 3.8 3.8 0
California 4.2 4.3 -0.1
Colorado 3.7 2.9 0.8
Connecticut 3.8 4.5 -0.7
Delaware 3.4 4 -0.6
District of Columbia 5.5 5.8 -0.3
Florida 3.5 3.9 -0.4
Georgia 3.9 4.2 -0.3
Hawaii 2.7 2.3 0.4
Idaho 2.9 3 -0.1
Illinois 4.3 4.4 -0.1
Indiana 3.5 3.3 0.2
Iowa 2.4 2.7 -0.3
Kansas 3.4 3.5 -0.1
Kentucky 4.1 4.3 -0.2
Louisiana 4.9 4.7 0.2
Maine 3.4 3.2 0.2
Maryland 3.7 4.2 -0.5
Massachusetts 3 3.6 -0.6
Michigan 4 4.4 -0.4
Minnesota 3.1 3.1 0
Mississippi 4.8 4.9 -0.1
Missouri 3.2 3.5 -0.3
Montana 3.8 3.8 0
Nebraska 2.8 2.9 -0.1
Nevada 4.3 4.8 -0.5
New Hampshire 2.4 2.7 -0.3
New Jersey 4 4.5 -0.5
New Mexico 5.1 5.1 0
New York 3.9 4.5 -0.6
North Carolina 3.9 4.2 -0.3
North Dakota 2.4 2.7 -0.3
Ohio 4.6 4.5 0.1
Oklahoma 3.3 3.8 -0.5
Oregon 4.4 4.2 0.2
Pennsylvania 4 4.5 -0.5
Rhode Island 3.9 4.3 -0.4
South Carolina 3.2 3.8 -0.6
South Dakota 2.9 3.1 -0.2
Tennessee 3.2 3.6 -0.4
Texas 3.8 4.1 -0.3
Utah 3 3.1 -0.1
Vermont 2.4 2.7 -0.3
Virginia 2.9 3.2 -0.3
Washington 4.5 4.6 -0.1
West Virginia 5.2 5.4 -0.2
Wisconsin 2.9 2.9 0
Wyoming 3.9 4 -0.1
Puerto Rico 8.5 10.3 -1.8

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