Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined January 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 January 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
January 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.4% 0.1 141,268 3,393
Alaska 6.5% -0.1 23,417 -180
Arizona 5.0% 0.0 163,608 1,593
Arkansas 3.8% -0.1 50,681 -2,098
California 5.1% -0.1 986,493 -12,715
Colorado 2.9% -0.1 84,682 -1,599
Connecticut 4.5% 0.1 85,089 2,991
Delaware 4.4% 0.1 20,600 220
District of Columbia 5.7% 0.0 22,380 -43
Florida 5.0% 0.1 503,362 11,381
Georgia 5.5% 0.0 276,127 2,193
Hawaii 2.8% -0.1 19,714 -145
Idaho 3.6% 0.0 29,786 -161
Illinois 5.7% 0.0 374,753 1,953
Indiana 4.0% 0.0 133,555 818
Iowa 3.3% -0.2 56,577 -2,427
Kansas 4.1% -0.2 61,384 -2,114
Kentucky 5.0% 0.2 100,967 3,959
Louisiana 5.9% -0.1 123,116 -2,799
Maine 3.5% -0.3 24,265 -1,830
Maryland 4.2% 0.0 134,064 907
Massachusetts 3.2% 0.1 113,775 3,682
Michigan 5.2% 0.1 252,009 5,682
Minnesota 4.0% 0.0 121,027 -367
Mississippi 5.5% 0.0 71,472 365
Missouri 4.2% -0.2 131,885 -5,660
Montana 3.9% -0.1 20,730 -297
Nebraska 3.3% 0.0 33,221 -187
Nevada 5.0% -0.1 71,191 -2,521
New Hampshire 2.7% 0.0 20,235 -280
New Jersey 4.6% -0.1 205,613 -6,888
New Mexico 6.7% 0.0 62,756 307
New York 4.6% -0.2 435,840 -20,852
North Carolina 5.3% 0.1 260,150 3,298
North Dakota 3.0% 0.0 12,594 -9
Ohio 5.0% 0.0 287,057 2,677
Oklahoma 4.7% -0.1 85,324 -2,988
Oregon 4.3% -0.2 89,469 -3,708
Pennsylvania 5.2% -0.2 332,946 -18,589
Rhode Island 4.7% -0.2 26,130 -1,120
South Carolina 4.4% 0.1 101,466 3,241
South Dakota 2.9% 0.0 13,018 -82
Tennessee 5.4% 0.3 171,535 8,932
Texas 4.8% 0.0 642,504 4,951
Utah 3.1% -0.1 47,759 -909
Vermont 3.1% -0.1 10,634 -260
Virginia 4.0% -0.1 171,570 -2,703
Washington 5.1% 0.0 188,170 -1,002
West Virginia 5.6% -0.2 43,520 -1,631
Wisconsin 3.9% -0.2 121,643 -5,148
Wyoming 4.8% 0.0 14,581 42