Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined November 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 November 2016
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
November 2016
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 5.9% 0.2 128,787 5,037
Alaska 6.8% -0.1 24,403 -226
Arizona 5.0% -0.2 161,803 -7,577
Arkansas 4.0% 0.0 53,520 -1,130
California 5.3% -0.2 1,037,742 -31,769
Colorado 3.2% -0.3 93,522 -7,188
Connecticut 4.7% -0.4 88,346 -9,459
Delaware 4.3% 0.0 20,443 -197
District of Columbia 6.0% -0.1 23,843 -349
Florida 4.9% 0.1 481,763 10,052
Georgia 5.3% 0.1 264,098 6,064
Hawaii 3.0% -0.2 20,635 -1,237
Idaho 3.8% 0.0 30,560 -358
Illinois 5.6% 0.0 368,458 1,994
Indiana 4.2% -0.2 139,452 -6,703
Iowa 3.8% -0.3 65,039 -5,386
Kansas 4.3% -0.1 64,007 -1,340
Kentucky 4.8% -0.3 96,577 -5,072
Louisiana 6.2% -0.1 130,986 -3,155
Maine 4.0% 0.0 27,523 -417
Maryland 4.2% 0.0 134,343 427
Massachusetts 2.9% -0.4 105,354 -11,962
Michigan 4.9% 0.2 239,884 12,130
Minnesota 3.8% -0.2 114,363 -3,967
Mississippi 5.7% -0.2 73,434 -1,578
Missouri 4.7% -0.4 147,845 -10,846
Montana 4.0% -0.3 21,165 -1,173
Nebraska 3.4% 0.1 34,345 325
Nevada 5.2% -0.3 74,761 -4,223
New Hampshire 2.7% -0.1 20,067 -1,020
New Jersey 5.0% -0.3 226,265 -13,245
New Mexico 6.7% 0.0 61,932 -427
New York 5.1% -0.1 490,966 -4,056
North Carolina 5.0% 0.1 242,990 6,234
North Dakota 2.9% -0.1 12,666 -167
Ohio 4.9% 0.0 278,216 -1,810
Oklahoma 5.1% -0.1 93,055 -1,977
Oregon 5.0% -0.3 103,994 -7,153
Pennsylvania 5.7% -0.1 373,054 -2,835
Rhode Island 5.3% -0.2 29,231 -1,430
South Carolina 4.4% -0.3 102,075 -6,275
South Dakota 2.7% -0.1 12,537 -360
Tennessee 4.8% 0.0 151,907 907
Texas 4.6% -0.1 615,094 -16,361
Utah 3.1% -0.1 46,551 -2,024
Vermont 3.2% -0.1 10,886 -436
Virginia 4.2% 0.1 178,729 2,868
Washington 5.3% -0.1 194,426 -4,621
West Virginia 6.0% 0.0 47,935 42
Wisconsin 4.1% 0.0 127,116 -2,330
Wyoming 4.9% -0.2 14,712 -792