Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined October 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 October 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
October 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.6% -0.2 77,358 -5,204
Alaska 7.2% 0.0 26,163 -72
Arizona 4.5% -0.2 147,946 -8,703
Arkansas 3.6% 0.1 49,314 679
California 4.9% -0.2 952,152 -34,858
Colorado 2.7% 0.2 81,366 4,840
Connecticut 4.5% -0.1 85,647 -1,453
Delaware 4.8% -0.1 22,731 -692
District of Columbia 6.6% 0.1 26,553 322
Florida 3.6% -0.2 368,524 -16,795
Georgia 4.3% -0.1 219,660 -5,511
Hawaii 2.2% -0.3 15,144 -1,863
Idaho 2.9% 0.1 23,622 604
Illinois 4.9% -0.1 317,157 -4,460
Indiana 3.9% 0.1 128,726 2,351
Iowa 3.0% -0.2 50,980 -3,700
Kansas 3.6% -0.2 53,861 -2,920
Kentucky 5.0% -0.2 102,836 -4,312
Louisiana 4.8% -0.3 100,275 -5,461
Maine 3.5% -0.2 24,975 -1,126
Maryland 3.8% 0.0 122,335 -60
Massachusetts 3.7% -0.2 134,795 -7,743
Michigan 4.5% 0.2 217,823 9,250
Minnesota 3.3% -0.4 102,919 -9,231
Mississippi 4.9% -0.3 62,534 -3,506
Missouri 3.5% -0.3 105,479 -10,680
Montana 3.9% 0.0 20,389 -2
Nebraska 2.7% -0.1 27,039 -793
Nevada 5.0% 0.1 72,465 701
New Hampshire 2.7% 0.0 20,129 66
New Jersey 4.9% 0.2 220,874 7,881
New Mexico 6.1% -0.1 57,127 -525
New York 4.8% -0.1 470,688 -1,941
North Carolina 4.1% 0.0 203,890 3,668
North Dakota 2.5% 0.1 10,315 391
Ohio 5.1% -0.2 295,949 -9,264
Oklahoma 4.4% -0.1 80,403 -1,323
Oregon 4.3% 0.1 92,354 2,334
Pennsylvania 4.7% -0.1 297,851 -11,442
Rhode Island 4.2% 0.0 23,258 16
South Carolina 3.9% 0.0 91,091 -251
South Dakota 3.5% 0.1 15,986 228
Tennessee 3.0% 0.0 95,177 -471
Texas 3.9% -0.1 517,417 -23,681
Utah 3.3% -0.1 51,570 -2,282
Vermont 2.9% 0.0 10,011 -155
Virginia 3.6% -0.1 157,695 -1,891
Washington 4.5% -0.1 170,959 -942
West Virginia 5.1% 0.0 39,866 29
Wisconsin 3.4% -0.1 107,940 -1,474
Wyoming 4.2% 0.2 12,216 334