Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined June 2016 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 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
June 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.0% 0.0 130,349 -1,670
Alaska 6.7% 0.0 24,166 -30
Arizona 5.8% 0.2 187,281 6,143
Arkansas 3.8% 0.0 52,289 344
California 5.4% 0.2 1,022,436 27,467
Colorado 3.7% 0.4 106,074 9,030
Connecticut 5.8% 0.1 110,561 2,300
Delaware 4.2% 0.1 20,192 329
District of Columbia 6.0% -0.1 23,684 -410
Florida 4.7% 0.0 453,146 -5,017
Georgia 5.1% -0.2 249,683 -5,581
Hawaii 3.3% 0.1 22,858 504
Idaho 3.7% 0.0 30,362 497
Illinois 6.2% -0.2 409,266 -17,487
Indiana 4.8% -0.2 163,072 -5,118
Iowa 4.0% 0.1 68,087 1,445
Kansas 3.8% 0.1 56,834 1,359
Kentucky 5.0% -0.1 99,341 -1,889
Louisiana 6.2% -0.1 134,680 -913
Maine 3.7% 0.2 25,084 1,447
Maryland 4.3% -0.2 137,208 -4,246
Massachusetts 4.2% 0.0 149,649 -721
Michigan 4.6% -0.1 221,824 -4,980
Minnesota 3.8% 0.0 116,590 1,493
Mississippi 5.9% 0.0 75,406 -49
Missouri 4.5% 0.2 140,235 5,172
Montana 4.2% 0.0 21,808 -57
Nebraska 3.0% 0.0 30,755 188
Nevada 6.4% 0.3 91,448 4,270
New Hampshire 2.8% 0.1 20,957 839
New Jersey 5.1% 0.2 232,401 6,514
New Mexico 6.2% 0.0 57,498 687
New York 4.7% 0.0 451,630 -10,118
North Carolina 4.9% -0.2 239,440 -10,900
North Dakota 3.2% 0.0 13,404 -68
Ohio 5.0% -0.1 291,148 -8,666
Oklahoma 4.8% 0.1 89,673 1,878
Oregon 4.8% 0.3 99,094 7,034
Pennsylvania 5.6% 0.1 364,171 3,580
Rhode Island 5.5% 0.1 30,157 374
South Carolina 5.4% -0.2 125,591 -4,270
South Dakota 2.7% 0.2 12,251 697
Tennessee 4.1% 0.0 129,799 1,685
Texas 4.5% 0.1 593,326 3,323
Utah 4.0% 0.2 59,203 1,770
Vermont 3.2% 0.1 11,007 218
Virginia 3.7% 0.0 154,686 -3,259
Washington 5.8% 0.0 208,861 -642
West Virginia 6.0% -0.2 47,161 -1,483
Wisconsin 4.2% 0.0 131,107 -1,601
Wyoming 5.7% 0.1 17,038 136