Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined May 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 May 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
May 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 4.9% -0.5 107,364 -11,749
Alaska 6.7% 0.1 24,642 619
Arizona 5.1% 0.1 168,319 3,094
Arkansas 3.4% -0.1 46,633 -1,065
California 4.7% -0.1 897,832 -26,540
Colorado 2.3% 0.0 67,383 -934
Connecticut 4.9% 0.0 95,147 1,501
Delaware 4.7% 0.1 22,187 210
District of Columbia 6.0% 0.1 24,280 594
Florida 4.3% -0.2 435,127 -26,391
Georgia 4.9% -0.1 246,348 -6,021
Hawaii 2.7% 0.0 19,147 207
Idaho 3.2% -0.2 26,632 -937
Illinois 4.6% -0.1 298,140 -8,732
Indiana 3.2% -0.4 107,663 -11,008
Iowa 3.1% 0.0 52,923 724
Kansas 3.7% 0.0 54,537 -187
Kentucky 5.0% -0.1 103,933 -1,848
Louisiana 5.7% -0.1 121,173 -1,799
Maine 3.2% 0.2 22,588 1,676
Maryland 4.2% -0.1 135,076 -2,163
Massachusetts 4.2% 0.3 155,348 12,179
Michigan 4.2% -0.5 207,333 -24,122
Minnesota 3.7% -0.1 112,798 -1,357
Mississippi 4.9% -0.1 64,141 -618
Missouri 3.9% 0.0 120,377 1,290
Montana 3.9% 0.1 20,432 459
Nebraska 2.9% -0.1 29,371 -660
Nevada 4.7% 0.0 67,855 439
New Hampshire 2.9% 0.1 21,923 504
New Jersey 4.1% 0.0 184,904 -314
New Mexico 6.6% -0.1 61,626 -1,118
New York 4.4% 0.1 428,461 11,697
North Carolina 4.5% -0.2 222,989 -11,546
North Dakota 2.5% -0.2 10,399 -1,007
Ohio 4.9% -0.1 286,229 -2,133
Oklahoma 4.3% 0.0 78,982 620
Oregon 3.6% -0.1 75,334 -1,357
Pennsylvania 5.0% 0.1 322,885 8,122
Rhode Island 4.1% -0.2 22,858 -1,083
South Carolina 4.1% -0.2 96,526 -4,932
South Dakota 2.9% 0.1 13,270 260
Tennessee 4.0% -0.7 128,210 -22,881
Texas 4.8% -0.2 655,958 -20,370
Utah 3.2% 0.1 50,817 1,583
Vermont 3.1% 0.0 10,903 215
Virginia 3.8% 0.0 161,874 196
Washington 4.5% -0.1 167,218 -3,186
West Virginia 4.5% -0.3 35,194 -1,964
Wisconsin 3.1% -0.1 96,283 -4,254
Wyoming 4.1% -0.2 12,235 -642