Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined July 2015 unemployment rate and the total unemployed for the 50 states and the District of Columbia from the Current Population Survey (i.e. Household Survey). Unemployment rates by metropolitan area are also available. Visit the unemployment overview page to see all unemployment data. Click on a header to sort.

State July 2015
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
July 2015
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.2% 0.1 133,161 295
Alaska 6.7% -0.1 24,466 -355
Arizona 6.1% 0.2 191,506 6,753
Arkansas 5.6% -0.1 74,461 -1,317
California 6.2% -0.1 1,178,779 -17,196
Colorado 4.3% -0.1 121,981 -2,249
Connecticut 5.4% -0.3 103,733 -5,185
Delaware 4.7% 0.0 21,951 298
District of Columbia 6.8% -0.2 26,217 -716
Florida 5.4% -0.2 516,563 -15,014
Georgia 6.0% -0.1 284,106 -5,510
Hawaii 3.7% -0.3 24,739 -2,169
Idaho 4.1% 0.1 32,971 964
Illinois 5.8% -0.1 373,616 -8,844
Indiana 4.7% -0.2 153,976 -3,882
Iowa 3.8% 0.1 63,854 -33
Kansas 4.6% 0.1 68,073 1,594
Kentucky 5.2% 0.1 102,488 1,302
Louisiana 6.2% -0.2 136,555 -4,735
Maine 4.6% -0.1 31,986 -823
Maryland 5.2% 0.0 163,759 -561
Massachusetts 4.7% 0.0 169,982 944
Michigan 5.3% -0.2 249,158 -11,410
Minnesota 4.0% 0.1 119,958 1,732
Mississippi 6.5% -0.1 81,790 -1,190
Missouri 5.8% 0.0 179,058 -488
Montana 4.0% 0.1 21,124 767
Nebraska 2.7% 0.1 27,632 989
Nevada 6.8% -0.1 96,831 -1,281
New Hampshire 3.7% -0.1 27,909 -337
New Jersey 5.9% -0.2 267,192 -11,183
New Mexico 6.5% 0.1 60,578 1,259
New York 5.4% -0.1 519,302 -18,075
North Carolina 5.9% 0.1 279,968 3,328
North Dakota 3.0% -0.1 12,289 -573
Ohio 5.0% -0.2 285,866 -10,585
Oklahoma 4.5% 0.0 83,863 826
Oregon 5.9% 0.4 113,954 7,045
Pennsylvania 5.4% 0.0 348,944 2,064
Rhode Island 5.8% -0.1 32,246 -787
South Carolina 6.4% -0.2 143,447 -5,284
South Dakota 3.8% 0.0 17,269 -90
Tennessee 5.7% 0.0 176,848 224
Texas 4.2% 0.0 541,269 -3,461
Utah 3.6% 0.1 53,038 1,343
Vermont 3.6% 0.0 12,405 12
Virginia 4.8% -0.1 202,729 -4,741
Washington 5.3% 0.0 188,604 1,627
West Virginia 7.5% 0.1 59,146 1,640
Wisconsin 4.6% 0.0 142,328 111
Wyoming 4.1% -0.1 12,765 -92