Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined April 2017 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 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
April 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 5.4% -0.4 119,256 -9,354
Alaska 6.6% 0.2 24,033 599
Arizona 5.0% 0.0 165,320 -1,614
Arkansas 3.5% -0.1 47,697 -911
California 4.8% -0.1 923,233 -20,149
Colorado 2.3% -0.3 68,344 -7,322
Connecticut 4.9% 0.1 93,653 1,917
Delaware 4.6% 0.1 21,973 452
District of Columbia 5.9% 0.1 23,695 667
Florida 4.5% -0.3 460,290 -24,356
Georgia 5.0% -0.1 252,639 -4,634
Hawaii 2.7% 0.0 18,866 -288
Idaho 3.4% -0.1 27,579 -1,508
Illinois 4.7% -0.2 307,031 -15,269
Indiana 3.6% -0.3 118,635 -11,603
Iowa 3.1% 0.0 52,093 41
Kansas 3.7% -0.1 54,841 -1,026
Kentucky 5.1% 0.1 105,416 2,450
Louisiana 5.8% 0.1 123,020 2,821
Maine 3.0% 0.0 20,937 14
Maryland 4.3% 0.1 137,659 906
Massachusetts 3.9% 0.3 143,095 11,764
Michigan 4.7% -0.3 231,457 -16,372
Minnesota 3.8% 0.0 113,745 -1,841
Mississippi 5.0% -0.1 64,687 -1,124
Missouri 3.9% 0.0 119,466 -2,100
Montana 3.8% 0.0 19,919 11
Nebraska 3.0% -0.1 30,045 -952
Nevada 4.7% -0.1 67,344 -1,185
New Hampshire 2.8% 0.0 21,409 399
New Jersey 4.1% -0.1 185,086 -5,723
New Mexico 6.7% 0.0 62,742 -299
New York 4.3% 0.0 416,851 7,833
North Carolina 4.7% -0.2 234,768 -8,930
North Dakota 2.7% -0.1 11,345 -630
Ohio 5.0% -0.1 288,275 -4,995
Oklahoma 4.3% 0.0 78,312 -1,408
Oregon 3.7% -0.1 76,706 -1,989
Pennsylvania 4.9% 0.1 314,785 3,949
Rhode Island 4.3% 0.0 23,925 -61
South Carolina 4.3% -0.1 101,513 -2,126
South Dakota 2.8% 0.0 13,010 205
Tennessee 4.7% -0.4 151,324 -12,959
Texas 5.0% 0.0 676,307 -1,188
Utah 3.1% 0.0 49,229 1,513
Vermont 3.1% 0.1 10,747 167
Virginia 3.8% 0.0 161,855 784
Washington 4.6% -0.1 170,998 -2,929
West Virginia 4.8% -0.1 37,166 -954
Wisconsin 3.2% -0.2 100,464 -6,626
Wyoming 4.3% -0.2 12,865 -898