Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined June 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 June 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
June 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 4.6% -0.3 100,376 -6,847
Alaska 6.8% 0.1 25,122 486
Arizona 5.1% 0.0 168,476 212
Arkansas 3.4% 0.0 46,388 -238
California 4.7% 0.0 899,789 1,342
Colorado 2.3% 0.0 67,193 -160
Connecticut 5.0% 0.1 97,078 1,972
Delaware 4.7% 0.0 22,371 181
District of Columbia 6.2% 0.2 24,808 538
Florida 4.1% -0.2 418,931 -16,639
Georgia 4.8% -0.1 240,923 -5,385
Hawaii 2.7% 0.0 19,093 -86
Idaho 3.1% -0.1 25,351 -1,277
Illinois 4.7% 0.1 302,374 4,237
Indiana 3.0% -0.2 101,185 -6,515
Iowa 3.2% 0.1 53,595 503
Kansas 3.7% 0.0 54,529 65
Kentucky 5.1% 0.1 106,461 2,191
Louisiana 5.5% -0.2 114,911 -6,215
Maine 3.5% 0.3 24,719 2,134
Maryland 4.1% -0.1 132,030 -2,818
Massachusetts 4.3% 0.1 160,386 5,068
Michigan 3.8% -0.4 186,961 -20,293
Minnesota 3.7% 0.0 111,743 -1,002
Mississippi 5.0% 0.1 65,271 1,059
Missouri 3.8% -0.1 117,518 -2,797
Montana 3.9% 0.0 20,355 -124
Nebraska 2.9% 0.0 28,751 -636
Nevada 4.7% 0.0 67,880 3
New Hampshire 2.9% 0.0 21,663 -260
New Jersey 4.1% 0.0 186,649 1,639
New Mexico 6.4% -0.2 59,565 -2,057
New York 4.5% 0.1 439,953 11,694
North Carolina 4.2% -0.3 208,051 -14,892
North Dakota 2.3% -0.2 9,642 -766
Ohio 5.0% 0.1 291,423 5,276
Oklahoma 4.3% 0.0 78,891 -136
Oregon 3.7% 0.1 77,428 2,042
Pennsylvania 5.0% 0.0 325,360 2,326
Rhode Island 4.2% 0.1 23,252 358
South Carolina 4.0% -0.1 91,710 -4,816
South Dakota 3.0% 0.1 13,649 374
Tennessee 3.6% -0.4 114,383 -13,625
Texas 4.6% -0.2 620,482 -35,510
Utah 3.4% 0.2 53,406 2,569
Vermont 3.2% 0.0 10,948 -7
Virginia 3.7% -0.1 161,571 -192
Washington 4.5% 0.0 167,921 1,019
West Virginia 4.6% 0.1 35,584 386
Wisconsin 3.1% 0.0 96,803 366
Wyoming 3.9% -0.2 11,671 -572