Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined February 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 February 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
February 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.4% 0.3 137,256 6,800
Alaska 6.5% 0.1 23,780 577
Arizona 7.3% -0.2 219,843 -6,316
Arkansas 7.1% -0.2 94,059 -2,893
California 8.0% -0.1 1,497,000 -8,969
Colorado 6.1% 0.0 170,036 1,483
Connecticut 7.0% -0.2 130,237 -2,647
Delaware 6.0% -0.1 26,446 -611
District of Columbia 7.4% 0.0 27,391 164
Florida 6.2% 0.0 587,540 4,554
Georgia 7.1% -0.2 337,443 -6,896
Hawaii 4.6% 0.0 30,133 -19
Idaho 5.3% -0.1 40,806 -759
Illinois 8.7% 0.0 569,126 1,905
Indiana 6.1% -0.2 196,272 -5,117
Iowa 4.4% 0.1 74,431 2,841
Kansas 4.9% 0.1 73,344 1,821
Kentucky 7.8% 0.1 160,318 1,773
Louisiana 4.5% -0.4 94,932 -7,578
Maine 6.1% -0.1 43,072 -1,063
Maryland 5.7% -0.1 175,794 -5,819
Massachusetts 6.5% -0.3 227,867 -9,353
Michigan 7.7% -0.1 362,934 -4,277
Minnesota 4.8% 0.1 143,879 2,507
Mississippi 7.4% -0.1 93,586 -1,423
Missouri 6.4% 0.4 192,880 10,452
Montana 5.1% -0.2 26,602 -610
Nebraska 3.6% 0.1 36,778 501
Nevada 8.5% -0.2 116,638 -1,907
New Hampshire 4.7% -0.2 35,175 -1,386
New Jersey 7.1% 0.0 317,751 633
New Mexico 6.7% 0.1 62,741 1,157
New York 6.8% 0.0 656,020 7,030
North Carolina 6.4% -0.3 296,226 -14,748
North Dakota 2.6% 0.0 10,711 171
Ohio 6.5% -0.4 376,690 -18,683
Oklahoma 5.0% -0.2 90,708 -3,382
Oregon 6.9% -0.1 132,656 -1,187
Pennsylvania 6.2% -0.2 397,398 -14,119
Rhode Island 9.0% -0.2 49,651 -895
South Carolina 5.7% -0.7 124,373 -13,895
South Dakota 3.6% 0.0 16,471 432
Tennessee 6.9% -0.3 209,817 -8,846
Texas 5.7% 0.0 732,301 -7,289
Utah 3.9% 0.0 57,105 521
Vermont 3.7% -0.3 12,919 -979
Virginia 4.9% -0.1 210,186 -2,786
Washington 6.4% 0.0 219,709 -1,723
West Virginia 6.0% 0.1 47,380 527
Wisconsin 6.1% -0.1 186,661 -3,046
Wyoming 4.2% -0.1 13,059 -162