Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined June 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 June 2015
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
June 2015
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.1% 0.0 132,906 795
Alaska 6.8% 0.1 24,835 112
Arizona 5.9% 0.1 184,876 657
Arkansas 5.7% -0.1 75,669 -1,276
California 6.3% -0.1 1,194,830 -18,536
Colorado 4.4% 0.1 124,298 1,459
Connecticut 5.7% -0.3 108,979 -6,100
Delaware 4.7% 0.1 21,646 560
District of Columbia 7.0% -0.3 26,947 -1,188
Florida 5.5% -0.2 529,199 -17,703
Georgia 6.1% -0.2 290,255 -8,421
Hawaii 4.0% -0.1 26,871 -618
Idaho 4.0% 0.1 32,009 998
Illinois 5.9% -0.1 382,369 -9,712
Indiana 4.9% -0.2 157,879 -9,152
Iowa 3.7% -0.1 63,734 -1,073
Kansas 4.5% 0.1 66,464 782
Kentucky 5.1% -0.1 101,103 -1,677
Louisiana 6.4% -0.2 141,349 -4,325
Maine 4.7% 0.0 32,841 670
Maryland 5.2% -0.1 164,801 -644
Massachusetts 4.6% 0.0 168,964 270
Michigan 5.5% 0.0 260,593 -2,981
Minnesota 3.9% 0.1 118,232 1,400
Mississippi 6.6% -0.1 82,760 -1,240
Missouri 5.8% 0.0 179,658 -1,858
Montana 3.9% 0.0 20,307 -29
Nebraska 2.6% 0.0 26,628 726
Nevada 6.9% -0.1 97,977 -1,250
New Hampshire 3.8% 0.0 28,242 -450
New Jersey 6.1% -0.4 278,814 -18,405
New Mexico 6.4% 0.2 59,322 1,159
New York 5.5% -0.2 538,732 -13,100
North Carolina 5.8% 0.1 277,151 4,810
North Dakota 3.1% 0.0 12,861 -285
Ohio 5.2% 0.0 296,498 -5,415
Oklahoma 4.5% 0.2 82,997 2,813
Oregon 5.5% 0.2 106,856 4,148
Pennsylvania 5.4% 0.0 344,729 -2,817
Rhode Island 5.9% -0.1 32,999 -120
South Carolina 6.6% -0.2 148,757 -4,401
South Dakota 3.8% 0.0 17,362 153
Tennessee 5.7% -0.1 176,815 -4,154
Texas 4.2% -0.1 544,778 -15,092
Utah 3.5% 0.0 51,682 708
Vermont 3.6% 0.0 12,388 -111
Virginia 4.9% 0.0 207,944 -1,290
Washington 5.3% -0.1 187,256 -3,602
West Virginia 7.4% 0.2 57,502 1,091
Wisconsin 4.6% 0.0 142,181 1,303
Wyoming 4.1% 0.0 12,844 110