Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined July 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 July 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
July 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 7.0% 0.2 148,791 3,923
Alaska 6.5% 0.1 23,983 625
Arizona 7.0% 0.1 213,249 2,882
Arkansas 6.2% -0.1 81,031 -626
California 7.4% 0.0 1,371,221 -8,069
Colorado 5.3% -0.2 148,896 -4,382
Connecticut 6.6% -0.1 122,851 -2,625
Delaware 6.2% 0.1 28,032 804
District of Columbia 7.4% 0.0 27,462 180
Florida 6.2% 0.0 596,687 -1,689
Georgia 7.8% 0.4 370,391 17,157
Hawaii 4.4% 0.0 29,227 178
Idaho 4.8% 0.1 37,043 114
Illinois 6.8% -0.3 445,427 -16,245
Indiana 5.9% 0.0 192,071 2,159
Iowa 4.5% 0.1 76,944 2,648
Kansas 4.9% 0.1 74,138 1,574
Kentucky 7.4% 0.0 150,156 -2,292
Louisiana 5.4% 0.4 113,833 8,740
Maine 5.5% 0.0 38,758 -588
Maryland 6.1% 0.3 190,209 10,057
Massachusetts 5.6% 0.1 195,651 4,371
Michigan 7.7% 0.2 363,736 6,318
Minnesota 4.5% 0.0 133,077 -2,837
Mississippi 8.0% 0.1 101,241 767
Missouri 6.5% 0.0 196,999 -793
Montana 4.6% 0.1 23,786 418
Nebraska 3.6% 0.1 36,770 565
Nevada 7.7% 0.0 105,179 -213
New Hampshire 4.4% 0.0 32,780 307
New Jersey 6.5% -0.1 293,672 -2,525
New Mexico 6.6% 0.1 60,829 368
New York 6.6% 0.0 631,781 -2,726
North Carolina 6.5% 0.1 304,484 5,298
North Dakota 2.8% 0.1 11,481 545
Ohio 5.7% 0.2 323,012 7,142
Oklahoma 4.6% 0.1 82,321 960
Oregon 6.9% 0.1 134,256 3,504
Pennsylvania 5.7% 0.1 360,678 3,512
Rhode Island 7.7% -0.2 43,149 -1,037
South Carolina 5.7% 0.4 124,670 9,124
South Dakota 3.7% -0.1 16,555 -537
Tennessee 7.1% 0.5 215,988 15,005
Texas 5.1% 0.0 666,198 10,199
Utah 3.6% 0.1 51,760 702
Vermont 3.7% 0.3 13,078 1,118
Virginia 5.4% 0.1 230,423 3,202
Washington 5.6% -0.2 195,906 -4,809
West Virginia 6.3% 0.1 50,559 763
Wisconsin 5.8% 0.1 177,490 2,573
Wyoming 4.4% 0.4 13,766 1,195