Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 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 March 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
March 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 6.2% 0.0 134,280 188
Alaska 6.6% 0.0 23,883 -22
Arizona 5.4% -0.1 173,172 -3,054
Arkansas 4.0% -0.2 55,007 -2,307
California 5.4% -0.1 1,020,019 -33,943
Colorado 2.9% -0.1 83,661 -1,306
Connecticut 5.7% 0.2 107,575 3,064
Delaware 4.4% -0.2 21,084 -752
District of Columbia 6.5% 0.0 25,700 -7
Florida 4.9% -0.1 477,694 -7,366
Georgia 5.5% 0.1 265,851 4,827
Hawaii 3.1% 0.0 21,531 336
Idaho 3.8% -0.1 30,557 -523
Illinois 6.5% 0.1 429,633 9,618
Indiana 5.0% 0.3 166,155 8,765
Iowa 3.8% 0.1 65,289 2,110
Kansas 3.9% -0.1 59,721 -756
Kentucky 5.6% -0.2 111,560 -3,361
Louisiana 6.1% 0.2 131,939 4,456
Maine 3.4% -0.2 22,996 -1,012
Maryland 4.7% 0.0 148,102 -1,077
Massachusetts 4.4% -0.1 155,800 -3,175
Michigan 4.8% 0.0 232,260 -520
Minnesota 3.7% 0.0 114,858 2,140
Mississippi 6.3% -0.2 81,509 -3,871
Missouri 4.2% 0.0 132,303 468
Montana 4.3% 0.1 22,410 294
Nebraska 3.0% 0.0 30,503 2
Nevada 5.8% -0.1 83,192 -1,803
New Hampshire 2.6% -0.1 19,297 -913
New Jersey 4.4% 0.1 200,603 2,236
New Mexico 6.2% -0.2 57,356 -1,023
New York 4.8% 0.0 475,433 2,920
North Carolina 5.5% 0.0 265,918 -131
North Dakota 3.1% 0.2 12,952 715
Ohio 5.1% 0.1 294,085 8,960
Oklahoma 4.4% 0.2 81,745 3,939
Oregon 4.5% -0.3 91,949 -4,776
Pennsylvania 4.9% 0.3 316,695 16,650
Rhode Island 5.4% 0.0 29,907 122
South Carolina 5.7% 0.2 131,345 5,851
South Dakota 2.5% -0.2 11,569 -703
Tennessee 4.5% -0.4 141,921 -11,832
Texas 4.3% 0.0 577,214 2,359
Utah 3.5% 0.1 51,380 1,257
Vermont 3.3% -0.1 11,422 -182
Virginia 4.0% -0.1 171,465 -870
Washington 5.8% 0.0 208,616 -46
West Virginia 6.5% 0.0 51,410 589
Wisconsin 4.5% -0.1 140,487 -4,359
Wyoming 5.2% 0.2 15,688 707