Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined February 2021 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 2021
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
February 2021
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 4.0% -0.3 91,065 -6,660
Alaska 6.6% 0.0 23,308 -277
Arizona 6.9% 0.2 246,941 7,045
Arkansas 4.5% -0.1 61,569 -1,955
California 8.5% -0.5 1,610,203 -69,637
Colorado 6.6% 0.0 209,258 -1,933
Connecticut 8.5% 0.4 146,137 -3,044
Delaware 6.3% 0.2 30,971 1,468
District of Columbia 8.1% -0.3 33,277 -1,077
Florida 4.7% -0.1 474,117 -7,509
Georgia 4.8% -0.3 245,774 -12,686
Hawaii 9.2% -1.1 60,144 -7,506
Idaho 3.3% -0.2 29,740 -1,403
Illinois 7.4% -0.3 454,240 -18,689
Indiana 4.0% -0.2 133,977 -7,402
Iowa 3.6% 0.0 58,335 325
Kansas 3.2% -0.2 47,867 -3,917
Kentucky 5.2% -0.1 103,423 -2,978
Louisiana 7.6% 0.0 157,200 -1,290
Maine 4.8% -0.4 32,495 -2,552
Maryland 6.2% -0.2 191,613 -7,154
Massachusetts 7.1% -0.7 267,131 -27,639
Michigan 5.2% -0.5 243,300 -27,462
Minnesota 4.3% -0.2 129,743 -6,215
Mississippi 6.3% -0.1 80,977 -1,214
Missouri 4.2% -0.1 128,934 -1,615
Montana 3.9% -0.1 20,663 -556
Nebraska 3.1% -0.1 32,018 -692
Nevada 8.3% -0.2 128,587 -1,976
New Hampshire 3.3% -0.3 24,953 -2,182
New Jersey 7.8% 0.0 344,511 775
New Mexico 8.3% -0.4 79,578 -3,698
New York 8.9% 0.1 825,775 10,318
North Carolina 5.7% -0.2 286,788 -10,931
North Dakota 4.7% 0.2 19,001 757
Ohio 5.0% -0.3 288,790 -17,292
Oklahoma 4.4% 0.0 81,315 46
Oregon 6.1% -0.1 130,937 -2,514
Pennsylvania 7.3% 0.0 462,780 5,610
Rhode Island 7.3% 0.1 39,325 282
South Carolina 5.2% -0.1 124,099 -1,345
South Dakota 2.9% -0.2 13,754 -689
Tennessee 4.9% -0.2 162,481 -7,759
Texas 6.9% 0.1 970,474 11,913
Utah 3.0% -0.1 48,774 -1,420
Vermont 3.1% -0.1 9,598 -511
Virginia 5.2% -0.1 220,027 -7,187
Washington 5.6% -0.4 215,906 -12,685
West Virginia 6.2% -0.3 49,678 -1,926
Wisconsin 3.8% 0.0 116,405 -489
Wyoming 5.3% 0.2 15,540 410