Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 2017 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 March 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
March 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 5.8% -0.4 128,757 -7,910
Alaska 6.4% 0.0 23,444 156
Arizona 5.0% -0.1 166,962 -1,020
Arkansas 3.6% -0.1 48,609 -1,240
California 4.9% -0.1 942,144 -25,027
Colorado 2.6% -0.3 75,689 -9,005
Connecticut 4.8% 0.1 91,772 2,368
Delaware 4.5% 0.0 21,523 364
District of Columbia 5.8% 0.1 23,042 402
Florida 4.8% -0.2 483,203 -18,147
Georgia 5.1% -0.2 257,648 -9,466
Hawaii 2.7% -0.1 19,095 -499
Idaho 3.5% -0.1 29,094 -547
Illinois 4.9% -0.5 322,778 -29,493
Indiana 3.9% -0.2 128,943 -6,229
Iowa 3.1% -0.1 51,854 -1,990
Kansas 3.8% -0.2 55,956 -2,989
Kentucky 5.0% 0.0 102,567 1,019
Louisiana 5.7% -0.1 120,235 -1,612
Maine 3.0% -0.2 20,976 -1,383
Maryland 4.3% 0.1 137,217 2,034
Massachusetts 3.6% 0.2 131,277 7,865
Michigan 5.1% -0.2 248,179 -10,747
Minnesota 3.8% -0.2 115,530 -4,815
Mississippi 5.0% -0.2 65,727 -2,312
Missouri 3.9% -0.2 121,780 -6,467
Montana 3.8% -0.1 19,862 -414
Nebraska 3.1% -0.1 30,977 -1,560
Nevada 4.8% -0.1 68,531 -2,123
New Hampshire 2.8% 0.1 21,000 371
New Jersey 4.2% -0.3 190,689 -11,126
New Mexico 6.7% -0.1 63,035 -145
New York 4.3% -0.1 409,073 -14,452
North Carolina 4.9% -0.2 244,060 -8,149
North Dakota 2.8% -0.2 11,904 -557
Ohio 5.1% 0.0 293,558 -379
Oklahoma 4.3% -0.2 79,682 -2,293
Oregon 3.8% -0.2 78,803 -3,486
Pennsylvania 4.8% -0.2 310,888 -9,535
Rhode Island 4.3% -0.2 23,949 -1,105
South Carolina 4.4% 0.0 103,587 224
South Dakota 2.8% 0.0 12,803 -131
Tennessee 5.1% -0.2 164,555 -4,854
Texas 5.0% 0.1 677,475 14,882
Utah 3.1% 0.0 47,712 222
Vermont 3.0% 0.0 10,579 65
Virginia 3.8% -0.1 161,274 -4,282
Washington 4.7% -0.2 174,520 -5,596
West Virginia 4.9% -0.3 38,118 -2,252
Wisconsin 3.4% -0.3 107,131 -10,246
Wyoming 4.5% -0.2 13,752 -578