Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined February 2015 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 February 2015
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
February 2015
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 5.8% -0.2 123,293 -5,140
Alaska 6.3% 0.0 23,226 288
Arizona 6.5% -0.1 206,643 -1,272
Arkansas 5.5% -0.1 73,515 -858
California 6.7% -0.3 1,275,101 -42,199
Colorado 4.2% 0.0 118,872 661
Connecticut 6.4% 0.1 121,983 1,744
Delaware 4.8% -0.2 21,844 -974
District of Columbia 7.8% 0.1 30,104 459
Florida 5.6% -0.1 547,671 -6,214
Georgia 6.3% -0.1 300,905 -3,327
Hawaii 4.1% 0.0 27,920 378
Idaho 3.9% -0.2 30,744 -1,162
Illinois 6.0% -0.1 391,093 -7,323
Indiana 5.9% -0.1 193,656 -3,363
Iowa 4.1% -0.1 70,084 -1,741
Kansas 4.2% 0.0 62,980 -87
Kentucky 5.2% -0.3 104,119 -4,712
Louisiana 6.7% -0.3 148,326 -5,293
Maine 5.0% -0.2 34,386 -1,665
Maryland 5.5% 0.0 170,206 -1,631
Massachusetts 4.9% -0.2 177,256 -4,394
Michigan 5.9% -0.4 281,498 -17,101
Minnesota 3.7% 0.0 111,073 1,155
Mississippi 7.0% -0.1 86,169 -1,510
Missouri 5.5% 0.0 172,119 2,885
Montana 4.3% -0.1 22,344 -723
Nebraska 2.7% -0.2 27,801 -2,099
Nevada 7.1% 0.0 99,520 130
New Hampshire 3.9% -0.1 29,270 -156
New Jersey 6.4% 0.1 291,051 3,747
New Mexico 6.0% 0.1 55,610 1,155
New York 5.8% 0.0 554,239 346
North Carolina 5.3% 0.0 248,014 -174
North Dakota 2.9% 0.1 12,412 467
Ohio 5.1% 0.0 290,514 -1,991
Oklahoma 3.9% 0.0 70,014 582
Oregon 5.8% -0.5 113,961 -9,782
Pennsylvania 5.2% 0.1 328,829 5,600
Rhode Island 6.3% -0.2 34,786 -1,066
South Carolina 6.6% 0.0 148,416 1,476
South Dakota 3.4% 0.0 15,344 203
Tennessee 6.6% -0.1 199,714 -1,788
Texas 4.3% -0.1 565,768 -19,334
Utah 3.4% 0.0 49,368 -413
Vermont 3.9% -0.2 13,720 -433
Virginia 4.7% 0.0 199,789 679
Washington 6.3% 0.0 222,273 -2,096
West Virginia 6.1% 0.2 47,241 1,646
Wisconsin 4.8% -0.2 149,200 -7,223
Wyoming 4.0% 0.0 12,111 -235