Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined July 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 July 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
July 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 5.7% -0.3 123,095 -7,203
Alaska 6.7% 0.0 24,240 141
Arizona 6.0% 0.2 192,261 4,991
Arkansas 3.9% 0.0 52,709 270
California 5.5% 0.1 1,047,746 24,711
Colorado 3.8% 0.1 110,471 4,413
Connecticut 5.7% -0.1 108,596 -1,904
Delaware 4.3% 0.1 20,606 432
District of Columbia 5.9% 0.0 23,376 -286
Florida 4.7% 0.0 455,770 573
Georgia 5.0% -0.1 242,893 -6,209
Hawaii 3.5% 0.1 23,625 587
Idaho 3.8% 0.1 30,830 476
Illinois 5.8% -0.4 383,049 -26,245
Indiana 4.6% -0.2 155,556 -7,480
Iowa 4.1% 0.1 70,628 2,416
Kansas 4.1% 0.3 60,360 3,662
Kentucky 4.9% -0.1 97,325 -2,083
Louisiana 6.3% 0.1 134,764 171
Maine 3.9% 0.2 26,649 1,596
Maryland 4.3% 0.0 135,172 -1,573
Massachusetts 4.1% -0.1 146,133 -3,518
Michigan 4.5% -0.1 214,102 -7,703
Minnesota 3.9% 0.1 118,612 1,855
Mississippi 6.0% 0.1 75,715 179
Missouri 4.7% 0.2 148,034 8,041
Montana 4.2% 0.0 22,153 292
Nebraska 3.1% 0.1 31,242 414
Nevada 6.5% 0.1 92,749 1,370
New Hampshire 2.9% 0.1 21,968 955
New Jersey 5.2% 0.1 238,289 5,790
New Mexico 6.4% 0.2 59,292 1,755
New York 4.7% 0.0 452,491 931
North Carolina 4.7% -0.2 225,934 -12,953
North Dakota 3.1% -0.1 13,161 -331
Ohio 4.8% -0.2 278,308 -12,808
Oklahoma 5.0% 0.2 91,451 1,727
Oregon 5.2% 0.4 106,860 7,586
Pennsylvania 5.6% 0.0 366,879 2,713
Rhode Island 5.5% 0.0 30,450 245
South Carolina 5.2% -0.2 120,788 -4,858
South Dakota 2.8% 0.1 12,802 547
Tennessee 4.3% 0.2 133,492 3,795
Texas 4.6% 0.1 609,159 15,900
Utah 3.9% -0.1 58,571 -637
Vermont 3.2% 0.0 11,226 218
Virginia 3.7% 0.0 157,011 2,520
Washington 5.8% 0.0 210,443 1,740
West Virginia 5.7% -0.3 45,012 -2,109
Wisconsin 4.2% 0.0 129,898 -1,303
Wyoming 5.7% 0.0 16,925 -125