Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined September 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 September 2017
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
September 2017
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.8% -0.4 82,678 -8,078
Alaska 7.2% 0.0 26,242 96
Arizona 4.7% -0.3 156,685 -8,140
Arkansas 3.5% 0.0 48,667 938
California 5.1% 0.0 986,163 13,210
Colorado 2.5% 0.1 76,552 3,963
Connecticut 4.6% -0.2 87,152 -5,032
Delaware 4.9% 0.0 23,430 -81
District of Columbia 6.5% 0.1 26,258 546
Florida 3.8% -0.2 382,764 -25,345
Georgia 4.5% -0.2 225,802 -9,888
Hawaii 2.5% -0.1 16,945 -1,093
Idaho 2.8% -0.1 23,024 -393
Illinois 5.0% 0.0 321,695 -1,314
Indiana 3.8% 0.3 126,395 9,688
Iowa 3.2% -0.1 54,574 -707
Kansas 3.8% -0.1 56,772 -445
Kentucky 5.2% -0.3 106,790 -5,653
Louisiana 5.1% -0.1 105,829 -1,645
Maine 3.7% -0.1 26,107 -663
Maryland 3.8% -0.1 122,930 -4,203
Massachusetts 3.9% -0.3 142,540 -11,698
Michigan 4.3% 0.4 208,599 18,680
Minnesota 3.7% -0.1 112,207 -4,034
Mississippi 5.2% -0.1 65,994 -2,324
Missouri 3.8% -0.1 116,240 -3,943
Montana 3.9% 0.0 20,357 102
Nebraska 2.8% 0.0 27,800 -264
Nevada 4.9% 0.0 71,735 1,125
New Hampshire 2.7% 0.0 20,061 43
New Jersey 4.7% 0.2 212,855 11,042
New Mexico 6.2% -0.1 57,653 -568
New York 4.9% 0.1 472,720 6,579
North Carolina 4.1% 0.0 200,905 738
North Dakota 2.4% 0.1 9,917 390
Ohio 5.3% -0.1 305,173 -5,386
Oklahoma 4.5% 0.0 81,706 185
Oregon 4.2% 0.1 90,116 3,711
Pennsylvania 4.8% -0.1 309,318 -8,314
Rhode Island 4.2% -0.1 23,206 -539
South Carolina 3.9% -0.1 91,428 -1,641
South Dakota 3.4% 0.1 15,756 434
Tennessee 3.0% -0.3 95,877 -7,147
Texas 4.0% -0.2 540,949 -16,020
Utah 3.4% -0.1 53,849 -729
Vermont 2.9% -0.1 10,129 -318
Virginia 3.7% -0.1 160,000 -2,184
Washington 4.6% 0.0 172,287 2,206
West Virginia 5.1% 0.1 39,862 638
Wisconsin 3.5% 0.1 109,289 3,019
Wyoming 4.0% 0.0 11,876 155