Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined August 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 August 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
August 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.9% -0.1 147,346 -1,306
Alaska 6.8% 0.3 24,920 1,076
Arizona 7.1% 0.1 215,284 2,060
Arkansas 6.3% 0.1 81,827 733
California 7.4% 0.0 1,374,184 1,123
Colorado 5.1% -0.2 143,019 -5,882
Connecticut 6.6% 0.0 123,464 645
Delaware 6.5% 0.3 29,250 1,241
District of Columbia 7.6% 0.2 28,341 860
Florida 6.3% 0.1 602,391 4,433
Georgia 8.1% 0.4 384,630 14,612
Hawaii 4.3% -0.1 28,588 -528
Idaho 4.7% -0.1 36,788 -250
Illinois 6.7% -0.1 433,064 -12,327
Indiana 5.8% -0.1 188,294 -3,780
Iowa 4.5% 0.0 76,702 47
Kansas 4.9% 0.0 73,216 -825
Kentucky 7.1% -0.3 142,586 -7,632
Louisiana 5.8% 0.4 123,316 9,480
Maine 5.6% 0.1 39,806 1,070
Maryland 6.4% 0.3 200,093 10,234
Massachusetts 5.8% 0.2 203,811 8,085
Michigan 7.4% -0.3 348,325 -15,440
Minnesota 4.3% -0.2 127,896 -5,463
Mississippi 7.9% -0.1 99,654 -1,796
Missouri 6.3% -0.2 191,884 -5,248
Montana 4.7% 0.1 24,213 430
Nebraska 3.6% 0.0 36,912 -2
Nevada 7.6% -0.1 103,759 -1,464
New Hampshire 4.4% 0.0 32,723 -54
New Jersey 6.6% 0.1 294,535 810
New Mexico 6.7% 0.1 61,802 981
New York 6.4% -0.2 614,557 -16,721
North Carolina 6.8% 0.3 314,962 10,404
North Dakota 2.8% 0.0 11,404 -41
Ohio 5.7% 0.0 323,811 813
Oklahoma 4.7% 0.1 83,075 793
Oregon 7.2% 0.3 139,010 5,361
Pennsylvania 5.8% 0.1 367,457 6,143
Rhode Island 7.7% 0.0 42,574 -566
South Carolina 6.4% 0.6 138,108 13,396
South Dakota 3.6% -0.1 16,000 -500
Tennessee 7.4% 0.3 222,361 6,479
Texas 5.3% 0.2 683,792 17,613
Utah 3.6% 0.0 51,083 -673
Vermont 4.1% 0.4 14,367 1,291
Virginia 5.6% 0.3 237,681 7,674
Washington 5.6% 0.0 195,696 213
West Virginia 6.6% 0.3 52,405 1,897
Wisconsin 5.6% -0.2 173,886 -3,646
Wyoming 4.6% 0.2 14,399 635