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State 2016 Min. Wage 2016 Tipped Wage Average Teen Unemp. Rate, 2016 Average Teen Unemp. Rate, 2015 Average Teen Unemp. Rate, 2014
Alabama $7.25 $2.13 17.3% 15.6% 29.7%
Alaska $9.75 $9.75 15.2% 15.4% 19.5%
Arizona $8.05 $5.05 16.9% 17.9% 23.3%
Arkansas $8.00 $2.63 12.8% 15.9% 13.1%
California $10.00 $10.00 19.5% 21.1% 25.9%
Colorado $8.31 $5.29 14.9% 14.9% 18.3%
Connecticut $9.60 $5.78 17.5% 18.6% 16.9%
Delaware $8.25 $2.23 16.5% 14.7% 16.0%
District of Columbia $10.50 $2.77 32.5% 30.1% 20.2%
Florida $8.05 $5.03 15.7% 15.2% 18.5%
Georgia $7.25 $2.13 23.1% 21.1% 25.0%
Hawaii $8.50 $7.75 12.7% 13.0% 15.7%
Idaho $7.25 $3.35 11.1% 12.2% 14.7%
Illinois $8.25 $4.95 18.1% 18.7% 22.1%
Indiana $7.25 $2.13 16.4% 19.2% 19.0%
Iowa $7.25 $4.35 9.9% 10.1% 11.8%
Kansas $7.25 $2.13 7.3% 10.2% 12.0%
Kentucky $7.25 $2.13 21.3% 19.7% 23.5%
Louisiana $7.25 $2.13 18.9% 18.7% 21.2%
Maine $7.50 $3.75 14.5% 15.1% 17.6%
Maryland $8.25 $3.63 18.4% 16.9% 23.7%
Massachusetts $10.00 $3.35 15.9% 18.5% 17.7%
Michigan $8.50 $3.23 16% 16.7% 20.0%
Minnesota $9.00 $9.00 7.6% 9.1% 11.4%
Mississippi $7.25 $2.13 18.1% 20.1% 16.9%
Missouri $7.65 $3.83 14.2% 15.4% 15.6%
Montana $8.05 $8.05 11.9% 8.8% 7.3%
Nebraska $9.00 $2.13 7% 9.8% 11.3%
Nevada $8.25 $8.25 18.1% 20.5% 25.7%
New Hampshire $7.25 $3.27 6.7% 8.5% 13.3%
New Jersey $8.38 $2.13 16.6% 18.0% 16.6%
New Mexico $7.50 $2.13 22.3% 23.0% 23.7%
New York $9.00 $7.50 19.8% 21.5% 20.8%
North Carolina $7.25 $2.13 22.9% 23.7% 23.6%
North Dakota $7.25 $4.86 5.7% 6.8% 11.0%
Ohio $8.10 $4.05 18.4% 19.2% 20.5%
Oklahoma $7.25 $2.13 12.3% 11.5% 17.0%
Oregon $9.25 $9.25 18.7% 22.2% 28.0%
Pennsylvania $7.25 $2.13 12.5% 10.4% 17.2%
Rhode Island $9.60 $3.39 17% 16.1% 20.6%
South Carolina $7.25 $2.13 19.2% 20.5% 27.4%
South Dakota $8.55 $4.25 9.3% 8.4% 11.1%
Tennessee $7.25 $2.13 15.9% 19.9% 19.3%
Texas $7.25 $2.13 14.5% 13.1% 16.0%
Utah $7.25 $2.13 10.5% 11.3% 10.5%
Vermont $9.60 $4.80 12.4% 12.2% 15.4%
Virginia $7.25 $2.13 14.1% 17.5% 17.1%
West Virginia $8.75 $2.62 27.1% 26.0% 23.3%
Wisconsin $7.25 $2.33 13.2% 14.1% 17.5%
Wyoming $7.25 $2.13 12.2% 13.0% 16.3%

* These rates are for 16-19 year-olds and based on BLS tabulations of CPS data

* The “Average Teen Unemp. Rate, 2016” is a rolling average of the 12 most recent months available for each state