Change in state unemployment rates by race and ethnicity from 2020Q1 to 2021Q3 (percentage points)

State All White Black Hispanic AAPI
United States 1.3 1.3 0.9 1.7 2.4
Alabama 0.5 -0.1 1.5 NA NA
Alaska 1.4 1.7 NA NA NA
Arizona 1.3 1.6 NA 2.1 NA
Arkansas 0.4 0.3 NA NA NA
California 3.2 3.1 4.2 2.9 4.2
Colorado 2.5 1.8 NA NA NA
Connecticut 3.4 3.6 NA NA NA
Delaware 0.9 1.6 NA NA NA
Washington D.C. 1.6 1.1 1.3 NA NA
Florida 1.2 1.0 -1.4 2.6 NA
Georgia 0.0 0.7 -1.4 NA NA
Hawaii 4.9 4.6 NA NA 5.3
Idaho 0.3 0.1 NA NA NA
Illinois 3.4 2.9 4.2 4.5 NA
Indiana 0.8 0.6 NA NA NA
Iowa 1.2 1.5 NA NA NA
Kansas 0.7 0.6 NA NA NA
Kentucky 0.2 0.2 NA NA NA
Louisiana 1.0 1.4 0.0 NA NA
Maine 1.8 2.1 NA NA NA
Maryland 2.5 2.7 0.7 NA NA
Massachusetts 2.3 1.5 NA 4.8 NA
Michigan 1.0 1.0 NA NA NA
Minnesota 0.5 0.1 NA NA NA
Mississippi 0.2 1.6 -2.5 NA NA
Missouri 0.4 0.5 NA NA NA
Montana -0.3 -0.2 NA NA NA
Nebraska -0.8 -0.5 NA NA NA
Nevada 3.0 2.0 NA 3.9 NA
New Hampshire 0.3 0.2 NA NA NA
New Jersey 3.5 3.5 NA 5.1 3.1
New Mexico 2.0 2.4 NA 2.3 NA
New York 3.5 2.5 3.9 5.2 5.8
North Carolina 0.6 1.1 0.6 NA NA
North Dakota 1.4 1.3 NA NA NA
Ohio 0.7 1.1 NA NA NA
Oklahoma 0.1 0.2 NA NA NA
Oregon 1.5 0.9 NA NA NA
Pennsylvania 1.4 1.5 NA NA NA
Rhode Island 1.6 1.6 NA NA NA
South Carolina 1.4 1.3 2.2 NA NA
South Dakota 0.0 0.5 NA NA NA
Tennessee 0.7 1.3 NA NA NA
Texas 1.8 1.2 3.5 1.9 2.0
Utah 0.0 0.0 NA 0.5 NA
Vermont 0.4 0.2 NA NA NA
Virginia 1.5 1.2 1.3 NA NA
Washington 0.6 1.1 NA -2.4 NA
West Virginia -0.3 0.0 NA NA NA
Wisconsin 0.6 0.9 NA NA NA
Wyoming 0.1 0.8 NA NA NA

Notes: AAPI stands for Asian American/Pacific Islander. The table reports data only for state subgroups with sample sizes large enough to create accurate estimates.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) data and Current Population Survey (CPS) data.

View the underlying data on epi.org.