Unemployment rates per 2014. Source: BLS.
RankStateRate
1NORTH DAKOTA2.6
2VERMONT3.3
3NEBRASKA3.6
4WYOMING3.7
5SOUTH DAKOTA3.8
5UTAH3.8
7IOWA4.3
8HAWAII4.4
8NEW HAMPSHIRE4.4
10LOUISIANA4.5
11OKLAHOMA4.6
12MINNESOTA4.7
13KANSAS4.8
13MONTANA4.8
15VIRGINIA4.9
16IDAHO5.0
17TEXAS5.2
18SOUTH CAROLINA5.3
19MARYLAND5.5
20INDIANA5.7
20MAINE5.7
20OHIO5.7
20PENNSYLVANIA5.7
24DELAWARE5.8
24WISCONSIN5.8
26COLORADO6.0
26MASSACHUSETTS6.0
26WEST VIRGINIA6.0
29WASHINGTON6.1
30FLORIDA6.2
30NORTH CAROLINA6.2
32TENNESSEE6.3
33ALASKA6.4
34ARKANSAS6.6
34MISSOURI6.6
36NEW YORK6.7
37NEW MEXICO6.8
38ALABAMA6.9
38ARIZONA6.9
38CONNECTICUT6.9
38NEW JERSEY6.9
38OREGON6.9
43GEORGIA7.0
44MICHIGAN7.4
45DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA7.5
45MISSISSIPPI7.5
47KENTUCKY7.7
48CALIFORNIA7.8
49ILLINOIS7.9
50NEVADA8.0
51RHODE ISLAND8.3