Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 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 March 2015
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
March 2015
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 5.7% -0.1 123,100 -129
Alaska 6.5% 0.2 23,922 718
Arizona 6.2% -0.3 196,133 -10,266
Arkansas 5.6% 0.0 74,459 777
California 6.5% -0.2 1,223,133 -53,259
Colorado 4.2% 0.0 118,227 -538
Connecticut 6.4% 0.0 121,896 44
Delaware 4.6% -0.2 20,957 -882
District of Columbia 7.7% -0.1 29,490 -612
Florida 5.7% 0.0 547,788 -2,386
Georgia 6.3% 0.0 300,389 244
Hawaii 4.1% 0.0 27,698 -313
Idaho 3.8% -0.1 30,130 -599
Illinois 6.0% 0.0 391,164 39
Indiana 5.8% -0.1 188,945 -4,673
Iowa 4.0% -0.1 67,841 -2,453
Kansas 4.2% 0.0 62,532 -290
Kentucky 5.1% -0.2 102,080 -2,310
Louisiana 6.6% -0.1 145,380 -2,851
Maine 4.8% -0.2 33,118 -1,232
Maryland 5.4% 0.0 169,309 -450
Massachusetts 4.8% -0.1 175,159 -2,169
Michigan 5.6% -0.3 266,932 -14,534
Minnesota 3.7% 0.0 113,037 1,748
Mississippi 6.8% -0.2 84,500 -1,644
Missouri 5.6% 0.1 174,463 2,554
Montana 4.1% -0.2 21,656 -738
Nebraska 2.6% -0.1 26,225 -1,611
Nevada 7.1% 0.0 100,074 232
New Hampshire 3.9% 0.0 28,943 -347
New Jersey 6.5% 0.1 294,992 3,736
New Mexico 6.1% 0.1 56,469 852
New York 5.7% -0.1 548,273 -5,788
North Carolina 5.4% 0.1 253,510 5,926
North Dakota 3.1% 0.2 13,012 599
Ohio 5.1% 0.0 294,511 4,051
Oklahoma 3.9% 0.0 71,020 815
Oregon 5.4% -0.4 105,910 -8,126
Pennsylvania 5.3% 0.1 335,755 6,915
Rhode Island 6.3% -0.1 34,575 -327
South Carolina 6.7% 0.1 149,877 1,698
South Dakota 3.5% 0.1 16,001 648
Tennessee 6.3% -0.3 192,847 -6,708
Texas 4.2% -0.1 558,943 -6,606
Utah 3.4% 0.0 49,161 -201
Vermont 3.8% -0.1 13,204 -521
Virginia 4.8% 0.1 203,053 3,662
Washington 5.9% -0.4 209,480 -12,399
West Virginia 6.6% 0.5 50,823 3,574
Wisconsin 4.6% -0.2 144,294 -5,039
Wyoming 4.1% 0.1 12,537 414