Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined January 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 January 2015
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
January 2015
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.0% -0.1 128,513 -1,112
Alaska 6.3% -0.1 22,959 -505
Arizona 6.6% 0.0 208,032 493
Arkansas 5.6% -0.1 74,365 71
California 6.9% -0.2 1,315,865 -31,552
Colorado 4.2% 0.0 118,248 -1,396
Connecticut 6.3% 0.0 120,361 500
Delaware 5.0% -0.2 22,801 -769
District of Columbia 7.7% 0.0 29,660 89
Florida 5.7% 0.0 551,419 -2,155
Georgia 6.4% -0.2 304,858 -6,177
Hawaii 4.1% 0.1 27,437 357
Idaho 4.1% -0.3 31,903 -2,219
Illinois 6.1% -0.1 398,470 -3,347
Indiana 6.0% 0.1 197,162 5,096
Iowa 4.2% -0.1 71,453 -2,170
Kansas 4.2% 0.0 63,160 116
Kentucky 5.5% 0.0 108,623 960
Louisiana 7.0% -0.2 153,652 -5,708
Maine 5.2% -0.3 36,018 -1,993
Maryland 5.5% 0.0 172,220 1,147
Massachusetts 5.1% -0.2 181,670 -9,697
Michigan 6.3% -0.1 298,424 -7,143
Minnesota 3.7% 0.0 110,079 324
Mississippi 7.1% -0.1 87,592 -101
Missouri 5.5% 0.1 169,388 2,425
Montana 4.4% -0.1 23,065 -344
Nebraska 2.9% -0.2 29,908 -1,231
Nevada 7.1% 0.1 99,294 789
New Hampshire 4.0% 0.0 29,423 -190
New Jersey 6.3% 0.0 286,816 2,087
New Mexico 5.9% -0.1 54,440 -649
New York 5.8% 0.0 554,872 -57
North Carolina 5.4% 0.0 248,866 -1,161
North Dakota 2.8% 0.0 11,948 233
Ohio 5.1% 0.0 292,548 122
Oklahoma 3.9% 0.0 69,418 -505
Oregon 6.3% -0.4 123,792 -7,453
Pennsylvania 5.1% 0.1 322,320 3,020
Rhode Island 6.5% -0.3 35,679 -1,508
South Carolina 6.6% 0.0 146,989 -73
South Dakota 3.4% 0.1 15,057 31
Tennessee 6.7% 0.1 201,687 5,328
Texas 4.4% -0.2 585,074 -16,713
Utah 3.4% -0.2 49,785 -1,478
Vermont 4.1% 0.0 14,178 -290
Virginia 4.7% -0.1 199,559 -3,239
Washington 6.4% 0.1 224,845 1,550
West Virginia 5.9% 0.0 45,593 -101
Wisconsin 5.0% -0.2 156,392 -5,384
Wyoming 4.0% -0.2 12,344 -578