Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined October 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 October 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
October 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 5.7% 0.3 123,892 6,792
Alaska 6.8% 0.0 24,634 -13
Arizona 5.2% -0.3 169,440 -9,301
Arkansas 4.0% 0.0 54,559 -368
California 5.5% 0.0 1,069,269 -1,336
Colorado 3.5% -0.1 100,714 -3,762
Connecticut 5.1% -0.3 97,855 -5,296
Delaware 4.3% 0.0 20,644 -77
District of Columbia 6.1% 0.0 24,202 94
Florida 4.8% 0.1 472,818 14,107
Georgia 5.2% 0.1 254,789 6,322
Hawaii 3.2% -0.1 21,837 -751
Idaho 3.8% 0.0 30,924 -180
Illinois 5.6% 0.1 366,647 6,147
Indiana 4.4% -0.1 146,178 -5,247
Iowa 4.1% -0.1 70,326 -2,255
Kansas 4.4% 0.0 65,435 431
Kentucky 5.1% 0.1 101,291 2,066
Louisiana 6.3% -0.1 134,203 -2,796
Maine 4.0% -0.1 27,940 -172
Maryland 4.2% 0.0 134,544 1,868
Massachusetts 3.3% -0.3 117,294 -11,854
Michigan 4.7% 0.1 227,802 8,026
Minnesota 4.0% 0.0 118,049 -1,596
Mississippi 5.9% -0.1 74,953 -932
Missouri 5.1% -0.1 158,985 -2,242
Montana 4.3% 0.0 22,301 -144
Nebraska 3.3% 0.1 34,030 933
Nevada 5.5% -0.3 78,967 -4,667
New Hampshire 2.8% -0.1 21,085 -1,022
New Jersey 5.2% -0.1 239,328 -4,007
New Mexico 6.7% 0.0 62,360 155
New York 5.2% 0.2 495,163 14,203
North Carolina 4.9% 0.2 237,205 10,095
North Dakota 3.0% -0.1 12,784 -246
Ohio 4.9% 0.1 279,863 4,737
Oklahoma 5.2% -0.1 94,976 -349
Oregon 5.3% -0.2 110,958 -2,504
Pennsylvania 5.8% 0.1 375,905 4,757
Rhode Island 5.5% -0.1 30,624 -520
South Carolina 4.7% -0.2 108,508 -3,433
South Dakota 2.8% -0.1 12,898 -184
Tennessee 4.8% 0.2 151,217 5,193
Texas 4.7% -0.1 631,513 -5,582
Utah 3.2% -0.2 48,561 -2,181
Vermont 3.3% 0.0 11,322 -191
Virginia 4.2% 0.2 176,503 8,066
Washington 5.4% -0.2 199,003 -3,912
West Virginia 6.0% 0.2 47,929 2,381
Wisconsin 4.1% 0.0 129,299 -656
Wyoming 5.1% -0.3 15,497 -561