Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined October 2019 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 October 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
October 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 2.8% -0.2 63,333 -3,550
Alaska 6.2% 0.0 21,496 -205
Arizona 4.8% -0.1 172,828 -2,955
Arkansas 3.5% 0.0 47,794 689
California 3.9% -0.1 765,252 -9,162
Colorado 2.6% -0.1 83,555 -1,720
Connecticut 3.6% 0.0 69,510 1,264
Delaware 3.7% 0.2 17,928 716
District of Columbia 5.4% 0.0 22,029 -125
Florida 3.2% 0.0 330,576 -5,463
Georgia 3.4% -0.1 172,031 -5,244
Hawaii 2.7% 0.0 17,678 -85
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 25,736 112
Illinois 3.9% 0.0 250,957 -4,970
Indiana 3.2% 0.0 108,040 -1,397
Iowa 2.6% 0.1 45,084 863
Kansas 3.1% -0.1 46,715 -156
Kentucky 4.3% -0.1 90,048 -485
Louisiana 4.5% 0.2 94,173 3,234
Maine 2.8% -0.1 19,524 -173
Maryland 3.6% -0.1 118,714 -2,111
Massachusetts 2.9% 0.0 111,312 -180
Michigan 4.1% -0.1 202,323 -5,331
Minnesota 3.2% 0.0 100,759 -568
Mississippi 5.5% 0.1 70,823 1,499
Missouri 3.1% 0.0 95,332 266
Montana 3.4% 0.1 17,955 175
Nebraska 3.1% 0.0 32,549 372
Nevada 4.1% 0.0 62,966 -253
New Hampshire 2.6% 0.1 19,936 374
New Jersey 3.2% 0.1 145,017 4,327
New Mexico 4.8% -0.1 46,488 -456
New York 4.0% 0.1 379,132 3,345
North Carolina 4.0% -0.1 204,151 -4,276
North Dakota 2.5% 0.0 9,998 87
Ohio 4.2% 0.0 246,043 3,165
Oklahoma 3.3% 0.1 60,713 1,122
Oregon 4.1% 0.0 85,728 -338
Pennsylvania 4.2% 0.2 271,289 10,801
Rhode Island 3.6% 0.0 19,853 -157
South Carolina 2.6% -0.3 62,363 -6,823
South Dakota 3.0% 0.0 14,231 271
Tennessee 3.4% 0.0 114,214 -1,520
Texas 3.4% 0.0 478,037 6,965
Utah 2.5% -0.2 41,043 -2,324
Vermont 2.2% 0.0 7,714 130
Virginia 2.6% -0.1 116,640 -2,368
Washington 4.5% -0.1 178,341 -647
West Virginia 4.8% 0.1 38,052 899
Wisconsin 3.3% 0.1 102,858 2,177
Wyoming 3.8% 0.0 10,957 49