Black-white and Hispanic-white state unemployment rate ratios, 2023 Q4

State Black-white ratio Hispanic-white ratio
United States 2.0 1.6
Alabama 1.6 1.5*
Alaska 2.8* 2.1*
Arizona 2.0* 1.4
Arkansas 2.0 1.5*
California 1.6 1.2
Colorado 2.0* 1.7
Connecticut 1.9* 1.8
Delaware 1.4 1.4*
District of Columbia 4.7 2.2
Florida 1.9 1.3
Georgia 2.6 1.7*
Hawaii 1.7* 1.5*
Idaho 1.9* 1.7
Illinois 2.9 1.3
Indiana 2.4 1.8*
Iowa 2.1* 1.6*
Kansas 1.7* 1.4*
Kentucky 2.8 1.6*
Louisiana 1.5 1.4
Maine 1.6* 1.3*
Maryland 2.4 2.0*
Massachusetts 1.8 1.6
Michigan 1.6 1.3
Minnesota 1.6* 1.4*
Mississippi 1.8 1.7*
Missouri 2.4 1.6*
Montana 1.9* 1.5*
Nebraska 2.1* 1.8*
Nevada 2.0 1.2
New Hampshire 1.5* 1.3*
New Jersey 2.1 1.2
New Mexico 1.7* 1.4
New York 2.4 2.1
North Carolina 1.9 1.3
North Dakota 2.0* 1.6*
Ohio 1.8 1.6*
Oklahoma 1.9* 1.4
Oregon 1.6* 1.3
Pennsylvania 1.5 1.6
Rhode Island 2.1* 2.2
South Carolina 2.1 1.7*
South Dakota 2.0* 1.6*
Tennessee 1.8 1.6*
Texas 2.2 1.8
Utah 1.9* 1.7
Vermont 1.6* 1.3*
Virginia 2.1 1.5
Washington 1.5* 1.4
West Virginia 1.8* 1.3*
Wisconsin 2.5* 2.0*
Wyoming 2.0* 2.3

Notes: Unemployment rates for each demographic group are produced from a weighted average of state and national unemployment trends. Those states and demographic groups with typically small sample sizes require a heavier weighting of national-level data to supplement their analysis, and are noted as such with an asterisk (*). See methodological note for more detail. 

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.