Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined July 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 July 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
July 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 4.5% -0.1 96,251 -3,936
Alaska 7.0% 0.2 25,752 640
Arizona 5.1% 0.0 169,497 1,041
Arkansas 3.4% 0.0 46,497 110
California 4.8% 0.1 924,652 23,450
Colorado 2.4% 0.1 70,801 3,663
Connecticut 5.0% 0.0 96,530 -513
Delaware 4.8% 0.1 22,940 568
District of Columbia 6.4% 0.3 25,722 936
Florida 4.1% 0.0 410,929 -9,567
Georgia 4.7% -0.1 236,920 -3,666
Hawaii 2.7% -0.1 18,641 -508
Idaho 3.0% -0.1 24,598 -745
Illinois 4.8% 0.1 308,203 5,916
Indiana 3.1% 0.1 104,093 2,931
Iowa 3.2% 0.0 54,359 623
Kansas 3.7% 0.0 55,595 1,007
Kentucky 5.3% 0.2 110,536 3,679
Louisiana 5.3% -0.1 109,972 -4,892
Maine 3.7% 0.2 26,234 1,494
Maryland 4.0% -0.1 129,564 -1,982
Massachusetts 4.3% 0.0 160,688 269
Michigan 3.7% -0.1 180,074 -6,816
Minnesota 3.7% 0.0 112,494 774
Mississippi 5.2% 0.2 67,296 1,962
Missouri 3.8% 0.0 117,188 -127
Montana 3.9% 0.0 20,414 27
Nebraska 2.8% -0.1 28,030 -727
Nevada 4.8% 0.1 69,252 1,322
New Hampshire 2.8% -0.1 20,798 -867
New Jersey 4.2% 0.1 189,686 2,901
New Mexico 6.3% -0.1 58,878 -692
New York 4.7% 0.2 453,164 13,322
North Carolina 4.1% -0.1 200,752 -7,005
North Dakota 2.2% -0.1 9,364 -347
Ohio 5.2% 0.2 300,208 8,793
Oklahoma 4.4% 0.1 79,161 242
Oregon 3.8% 0.1 81,707 4,359
Pennsylvania 5.0% 0.0 323,967 -1,393
Rhode Island 4.3% 0.1 24,130 843
South Carolina 3.9% 0.0 91,486 -141
South Dakota 3.1% 0.1 14,382 732
Tennessee 3.4% -0.2 108,069 -6,138
Texas 4.3% -0.3 574,438 -46,091
Utah 3.5% 0.1 54,460 1,055
Vermont 3.1% -0.1 10,637 -264
Virginia 3.8% 0.1 162,244 928
Washington 4.5% 0.0 167,947 643
West Virginia 4.7% 0.1 36,891 1,315
Wisconsin 3.2% 0.1 100,127 3,078
Wyoming 4.0% 0.1 11,716 38