Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined September 2014 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 September 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
September 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.6% -0.3 140,674 -6,574
Alaska 6.8% 0.0 25,017 241
Arizona 6.9% -0.2 209,883 -5,381
Arkansas 6.2% -0.1 81,014 -849
California 7.3% -0.1 1,361,175 -14,203
Colorado 4.7% -0.4 131,348 -11,683
Connecticut 6.4% -0.2 119,842 -3,577
Delaware 6.5% 0.0 29,378 164
District of Columbia 7.7% 0.0 28,812 426
Florida 6.1% -0.2 589,648 -14,629
Georgia 7.9% -0.2 378,465 -5,744
Hawaii 4.2% -0.1 27,909 -624
Idaho 4.5% -0.2 34,746 -2,039
Illinois 6.6% -0.1 427,574 -5,387
Indiana 5.7% -0.1 184,550 -3,722
Iowa 4.6% 0.1 77,855 1,309
Kansas 4.8% -0.1 71,141 -1,865
Kentucky 6.7% -0.4 134,132 -8,613
Louisiana 6.0% 0.2 129,724 6,444
Maine 5.8% 0.2 40,663 870
Maryland 6.3% -0.1 194,560 -5,016
Massachusetts 6.0% 0.2 213,205 9,309
Michigan 7.2% -0.2 342,458 -5,781
Minnesota 4.1% -0.2 122,097 -6,094
Mississippi 7.7% -0.2 96,242 -3,379
Missouri 6.3% 0.0 192,064 56
Montana 4.6% -0.1 23,922 -289
Nebraska 3.6% 0.0 36,298 -608
Nevada 7.3% -0.3 100,062 -3,723
New Hampshire 4.3% -0.1 32,147 -569
New Jersey 6.5% -0.1 294,393 -265
New Mexico 6.6% -0.1 60,696 -1,100
New York 6.2% -0.2 586,501 -27,539
North Carolina 6.7% -0.1 310,279 -4,563
North Dakota 2.8% 0.0 11,543 156
Ohio 5.6% -0.1 318,598 -5,399
Oklahoma 4.7% 0.0 83,336 72
Oregon 7.1% 0.0 137,365 -1,014
Pennsylvania 5.7% -0.1 360,374 -7,549
Rhode Island 7.6% 0.0 42,338 -217
South Carolina 6.6% 0.3 144,388 6,437
South Dakota 3.4% -0.1 15,506 -468
Tennessee 7.3% -0.1 219,815 -2,518
Texas 5.2% -0.1 679,627 -3,982
Utah 3.5% 0.0 50,585 -494
Vermont 4.4% 0.3 15,359 992
Virginia 5.5% 0.0 234,450 -2,802
Washington 5.7% 0.1 198,308 2,766
West Virginia 6.6% 0.0 52,750 406
Wisconsin 5.5% -0.2 169,398 -4,519
Wyoming 4.7% 0.1 14,525 127