Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined October 2014 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 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
October 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.3% -0.3 133,470 -7,085
Alaska 6.8% 0.0 24,804 -93
Arizona 6.8% -0.1 206,718 -3,152
Arkansas 6.0% -0.2 79,045 -1,994
California 7.3% 0.0 1,360,630 -1,283
Colorado 4.3% -0.4 120,972 -10,391
Connecticut 6.4% 0.0 121,575 1,771
Delaware 6.4% -0.1 29,065 -288
District of Columbia 7.6% -0.1 28,691 -138
Florida 6.0% -0.1 578,392 -12,223
Georgia 7.7% -0.2 364,659 -13,512
Hawaii 4.1% -0.1 27,628 -199
Idaho 4.1% -0.4 32,012 -2,732
Illinois 6.6% 0.0 428,963 1,446
Indiana 5.7% 0.0 183,437 -1,119
Iowa 4.5% -0.1 76,788 -900
Kansas 4.4% -0.3 66,515 -4,353
Kentucky 6.2% -0.5 124,381 -9,798
Louisiana 6.2% 0.2 134,610 4,936
Maine 5.8% 0.0 40,788 164
Maryland 6.0% -0.3 185,112 -9,085
Massachusetts 6.0% 0.0 210,996 -2,304
Michigan 7.1% -0.1 334,726 -7,785
Minnesota 3.9% -0.2 116,589 -5,839
Mississippi 7.6% -0.1 95,057 -1,353
Missouri 5.9% -0.4 180,372 -11,832
Montana 4.5% -0.1 23,396 -525
Nebraska 3.4% -0.2 34,417 -1,850
Nevada 7.1% -0.2 96,721 -3,349
New Hampshire 4.2% -0.1 30,842 -1,298
New Jersey 6.6% 0.1 298,247 3,725
New Mexico 6.5% -0.1 59,678 -1,014
New York 6.0% -0.2 572,710 -13,641
North Carolina 6.3% -0.4 293,635 -16,685
North Dakota 2.8% 0.0 11,618 91
Ohio 5.3% -0.3 305,206 -13,366
Oklahoma 4.5% -0.2 81,169 -2,442
Oregon 7.0% 0.0 137,919 1,058
Pennsylvania 5.4% -0.3 344,635 -15,746
Rhode Island 7.4% -0.2 40,865 -1,460
South Carolina 6.7% 0.1 146,713 2,291
South Dakota 3.3% -0.1 14,833 -646
Tennessee 7.1% -0.2 212,131 -7,594
Texas 5.1% -0.1 669,218 -10,160
Utah 3.6% 0.1 51,631 1,048
Vermont 4.4% 0.0 15,569 212
Virginia 5.3% -0.2 227,138 -7,032
Washington 6.0% 0.3 208,874 10,697
West Virginia 6.5% -0.1 51,936 -780
Wisconsin 5.4% -0.1 166,797 -2,613
Wyoming 4.7% 0.0 14,570 46