Current Unemployment Rates by State

Current Unemployment Rates by State
Compared to their Highest and Lowest Rates*

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Alabama How to file
 Low: 3.3 (February 2007) 
 Current: 10.5 (November 2009)
 High: 14.4 (December 1982)



Alaska How to file
 Low: 5.9 (September 1999) 
 Current: 8.7 (November 2009)
 High: 11.5 (July 1986)



Arizona How to file
 Low: 3.6 (July 2007) 
 Current: 8.9 (November 2009)
 High: 11.5 (February 1983)



Arkansas How to file
 Low: 4.1 (September 2000) 
 Current: 7.4 (November 2009)
 High: 10.2 (March 1983)



California How to file
 Low: 4.7 (February 2001) 
 Current: 12.3 (November 2009)
 High: 12.5 (October 2009)



Colorado How to file
 Low: 2.5 (January 2001) 
 Current: 6.9 (November 2009)
 High: 9.1 (November 1982)



Connecticut How to file
 Low: 2.1 (November 2000) 
 Current: 8.2 (November 2009)
 High: 10.0 (January 1976)



Delaware How to file
 Low: 2.9 (October 1988) 
 Current: 8.5 (November 2009)
 High: 8.6 (October 2009)



District of Columbia How to file
 Low: 4.8 (December 1988) 
 Current: 11.8 (November 2009)
 High: 11.9 (October 2009)



Florida How to file
 Low: 3.3 (May 2006) 
 Current: 11.5 (November 2009)
 High: 11.5 (November 2009)



Georgia How to file
 Low: 3.4 (December 2000) 
 Current: 10.2 (November 2009)
 High: 10.3 (July 2009)



Hawaii How to file
 Low: 2.2 (December 2006) 
 Current: 7.0 (November 2009)
 High: 10.2 (March 1976)



Idaho How to file
 Low: 2.7 (December 2007) 
 Current: 9.1 (November 2009)
 High: 9.4 (February 1983)



Illinois How to file
 Low: 4.1 (March 1999) 
 Current: 10.9 (November 2009)
 High: 12.9 (February 1983)



Indiana How to file
 Low: 2.6 (April 1999) 
 Current: 9.6 (November 2009)
 High: 12.8 (November 1982)



Iowa How to file
 Low: 2.6 (January 2000) 
 Current: 6.7 (November 2009)
 High: 8.5 (May 1983)



Kansas How to file
 Low: 2.9 (October 1978) 
 Current: 6.3 (November 2009)
 High: 7.5 (July 2009)



Kentucky How to file
 Low: 4 (March 2000) 
 Current: 10.6 (November 2009)
 High: 12.1 (December 1982)



Louisiana How to file
 Low: 3.2 (July 2006) 
 Current: 6.7 (November 2009)
 High: 12.9 (September 1986)



Maine How to file
 Low: 3 (January 2001) 
 Current: 8.0 (November 2009)
 High: 9 (March 1977)



Maryland How to file
 Low: 3.3 (March 2000) 
 Current: 7.4 (November 2009)
 High: 8.3 (August 1982)



Massachusetts How to file
 Low: 2.7 (December 2000) 
 Current: 8.8 (November 2009)
 High: 10.9 (January 1976)



Michigan How to file
 Low: 3.2 (March 2000) 
 Current: 14.7 (November 2009)
 High: 16.9 (November 1982)



Minnesota How to file
 Low: 2.5 (April 1999) 
 Current: 7.4 (November 2009)
 High: 9.0 (November 1982)



Mississippi How to file
 Low: 4.9 (January 2001) 
 Current: 9.6 (November 2009)
 High: 13.7 (May 1983)



Missouri How to file
 Low: 2.6 (January 2000) 
 Current: 9.3 (November 2009)
 High: 10.5 (April 1983)



Montana How to file
 Low: 3.1 (August 2007) 
 Current: 6.4 (November 2009)
 High: 8.7 (May 1983)



Nebraska How to file
 Low: 2.2 (February 1998) 
 Current: 4.5 (November 2009)
 High: 6.8 (February 1983)



Nevada How to file
 Low: 4.1 (April 2006) 
 Current: 12.3 (November 2009)
 High: 13.3 (September 2009)



New Hampshire How to file
 Low: 1.9 (April 1987) 
 Current: 6.7 (November 2009)
 High: 7.7 (July 1992)



New Jersey How to file
 Low: 3.5 (July 2000) 
 Current: 9.7 (November 2009)
 High: 10.6 (February 1977)



New Mexico How to file
 Low: 3.1 (January 2008) 
 Current: 7.8 (November 2009)
 High: 9.9 (April 1983)



New York How to file
 Low: 4 (April 1988) 
 Current: 8.6 (November 2009)
 High: 10.5 (July 1976)



North Carolina How to file
 Low: 3.1 (April 1999) 
 Current: 10.8 (November 2009)
 High: 11.1 (May 2009)



North Dakota How to file
 Low: 2.5 (January 1998) 
 Current: 4.1 (November 2009)
 High: 6.9 (March 1983)



Ohio How to file
 Low: 3.9 (March 2001) 
 Current: 10.6 (November 2009)
 High: 13.8 (January 1983)



Oklahoma How to file
 Low: 2.7 (January 2001) 
 Current: 7.0 (May 2009)
 High: 9.4 (August 1986)



Oregon  How to file
 Low: 4.7 (April 1995) 
 Current: 11.1 (November 2009)
 High: 12.2 (August 2009)



Pennsylvania How to file
 Low: 4.0 (March 2000) 
 Current: 8.5 (November 2009)
 High: 12.9 (March 1983)



Rhode Island How to file
 Low: 2.9 (July 1988) 
 Current: 12.7 (November 2009)
 High: 13.0 (September 2009)



South Carolina How to file
 Low: 3.1 (March 1998) 
 Current: 12.3 (November 2009)
 High: 12.3 (November 2009)



South Dakota How to file
 Low: 2.4 (March 2000) 
 Current: 5.0 (November 2009)
 High: 5.9 (October 1982)



Tennessee How to file
 Low: 3.8 (March 2000) 
 Current: 10.3 (November 2009)
 High: 12.4 (December 1982)



Texas How to file
 Low: 4.1 (April 2008) 
 Current: 8.0 (November 2009)
 High: 9.3 (October 1986)



Utah How to file
 Low: 2.4 (March 2007) 
 Current: 6.3 (November 2009)
 High: 9.7 (March 1983)



Vermont How to file
 Low: 2.2 (March 2000) 
 Current: 6.4 (November 2009)
 High: 9.0 (July 1976)



Virginia How to file
 Low: 2.2 (January 2001) 
 Current: 6.6 (November 2009)
 High: 7.8 (January 1983)



Washington How to file
 Low: 4.4 (April 2007) 
 Current: 9.2 (November 2009)
 High: 12.2 (November 1982)



West Virginia How to file
 Low: 4.1 (August 2008) 
 Current: 8.4 (November 2009)
 High: 18.2 (March 1983)



Wisconsin How to file
 Low: 2.9 (April 1999) 
 Current: 8.2 (November 2009)
 High: 11.8 (January 1983)



Wyoming How to file
 Low: 1.9 (February 1979) 
 Current: 7.2 (November 2009)
 High: 10.1 (May 1983)






 

* Data was gathered from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and only includes data gathered since January 1976.

Rates are a percentage of the labor force who are unemployed.



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