Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined December 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 December 2014
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
December 2014
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 5.7% -0.3 119,777 -6,059
Alaska 6.3% -0.2 23,059 -872
Arizona 6.7% -0.1 207,988 -5
Arkansas 5.7% -0.2 75,757 -1,244
California 7.0% -0.2 1,327,334 -28,493
Colorado 4.0% -0.1 111,420 -2,930
Connecticut 6.4% -0.1 121,406 -1,110
Delaware 5.4% -0.6 24,654 -2,516
District of Columbia 7.3% -0.1 27,707 -444
Florida 5.6% -0.2 542,848 -13,642
Georgia 6.9% -0.3 328,366 -14,897
Hawaii 4.0% 0.0 26,858 -102
Idaho 3.7% -0.2 28,516 -1,596
Illinois 6.2% -0.2 405,731 -15,187
Indiana 5.8% 0.1 189,509 3,136
Iowa 4.1% -0.2 71,086 -2,562
Kansas 4.2% 0.0 62,369 -988
Kentucky 5.7% -0.3 112,426 -7,517
Louisiana 6.7% 0.2 145,969 4,003
Maine 5.5% -0.2 38,374 -1,780
Maryland 5.5% -0.1 168,875 -5,399
Massachusetts 5.5% -0.3 194,923 -12,947
Michigan 6.3% -0.4 297,613 -21,710
Minnesota 3.6% -0.1 109,010 -1,870
Mississippi 7.2% -0.1 89,047 -1,598
Missouri 5.4% -0.2 165,448 -4,842
Montana 4.2% -0.1 21,852 -708
Nebraska 2.9% -0.2 29,837 -1,507
Nevada 6.8% -0.1 93,021 -1,731
New Hampshire 4.0% -0.1 29,819 -298
New Jersey 6.2% -0.2 284,574 -7,476
New Mexico 6.1% -0.3 56,110 -2,867
New York 5.8% -0.1 552,170 -7,452
North Carolina 5.5% -0.4 255,510 -15,843
North Dakota 2.8% 0.1 11,557 122
Ohio 4.8% -0.2 278,118 -8,864
Oklahoma 4.2% -0.2 74,677 -4,286
Oregon 6.7% -0.3 132,244 -4,562
Pennsylvania 4.8% -0.3 308,753 -13,767
Rhode Island 6.8% -0.3 37,313 -1,964
South Carolina 6.5% -0.2 143,360 -2,784
South Dakota 3.3% 0.0 14,979 234
Tennessee 6.6% -0.2 197,844 -4,646
Texas 4.6% -0.3 606,880 -36,243
Utah 3.5% -0.1 49,930 -1,423
Vermont 4.2% -0.2 14,966 -382
Virginia 4.8% -0.2 203,848 -9,190
Washington 6.3% 0.1 220,468 4,981
West Virginia 6.0% -0.3 47,144 -2,521
Wisconsin 5.2% 0.0 161,962 -621
Wyoming 4.2% -0.3 12,991 -928