The Top 10 States Most (and Least) Affected by the New Federal Overtime Rules

The top 10 states most affected by the new federal overtime rules

State% of Job Postings AffectedUnemployment Rate
1. West Virginia53.1%6.4%
2. Mississippi52.4%6.0%
3. Arkansas52.2%3.9%
4. Kentucky51.1%5.3%
5. Indiana50.7%5.2%
6. Iowa50.6%3.9%
7. Alabama49.3%6.1%
8. Missouri47.8%4.3%
9. Ohio47.2%5.2%
10. Kansas47.1%3.8%

The top 10 states least affected by the new federal overtime rules

State% of Job Postings AffectedUnemployment Rate
1. California31.7%5.3%
2. Alaska31.9%6.6%
3. New York32.2%4.9%
4. Massachussets32.5%4.2%
5. Nevada33.2%5.8%
6. Washington33.3%5.8%
7. Hawaii33.4%3.2%
8. Virginia34.5%3.9%
9. Colorado34.6%3.1%
10. Maryland34.7%4.6%

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