Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined April 2016 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 April 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
April 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.1% -0.1 133,388 -715
Alaska 6.6% 0.0 23,970 99
Arizona 5.5% 0.1 176,933 3,850
Arkansas 3.9% -0.2 52,683 -2,449
California 5.3% -0.1 1,013,353 -7,469
Colorado 3.1% 0.2 88,842 5,215
Connecticut 5.7% 0.0 109,480 1,964
Delaware 4.2% -0.2 20,206 -879
District of Columbia 6.4% -0.1 25,266 -428
Florida 4.8% -0.1 471,924 -6,421
Georgia 5.5% 0.0 266,060 295
Hawaii 3.2% 0.1 21,912 370
Idaho 3.7% -0.1 29,830 -721
Illinois 6.6% 0.1 439,367 9,716
Indiana 5.2% 0.2 173,274 7,067
Iowa 3.9% 0.1 66,093 634
Kansas 3.8% -0.1 57,334 -2,207
Kentucky 5.3% -0.3 105,823 -6,137
Louisiana 6.3% 0.2 135,773 3,767
Maine 3.4% 0.0 22,753 -229
Maryland 4.6% -0.1 147,640 -230
Massachusetts 4.2% -0.2 152,310 -3,500
Michigan 4.8% 0.0 232,780 541
Minnesota 3.8% 0.0 115,746 684
Mississippi 6.0% -0.3 78,015 -3,609
Missouri 4.3% 0.1 136,240 4,170
Montana 4.2% -0.1 22,006 -471
Nebraska 3.0% 0.0 30,888 405
Nevada 5.8% 0.0 83,820 611
New Hampshire 2.6% 0.0 19,360 62
New Jersey 4.7% 0.3 213,841 13,093
New Mexico 6.2% 0.0 56,722 -637
New York 4.9% 0.1 476,769 1,441
North Carolina 5.4% -0.1 264,491 -1,357
North Dakota 3.2% 0.1 13,272 180
Ohio 5.2% 0.1 302,159 8,163
Oklahoma 4.5% 0.1 85,078 3,309
Oregon 4.5% 0.0 91,048 -1,135
Pennsylvania 5.3% 0.4 343,616 26,938
Rhode Island 5.3% -0.1 29,561 -380
South Carolina 5.8% 0.1 134,301 2,977
South Dakota 2.5% 0.0 11,372 -200
Tennessee 4.3% -0.2 134,580 -7,086
Texas 4.4% 0.1 587,112 10,059
Utah 3.7% 0.2 54,785 3,371
Vermont 3.2% -0.1 10,984 -476
Virginia 3.9% -0.1 165,323 -5,957
Washington 5.8% 0.0 211,320 3,113
West Virginia 6.4% -0.1 50,353 -1,056
Wisconsin 4.4% -0.1 137,401 -3,162
Wyoming 5.5% 0.3 16,451 748