Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 2022 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 March 2022
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
March 2022
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 2.9% -0.1 65,485 -3,178
Alaska 5.0% -0.3 18,085 -1,158
Arizona 3.3% -0.3 116,880 -8,954
Arkansas 3.1% 0.0 41,442 -747
California 4.9% -0.4 933,686 -78,308
Colorado 3.7% -0.3 118,216 -8,956
Connecticut 4.6% -0.3 86,167 -4,929
Delaware 4.5% -0.1 22,593 -412
District of Columbia 6.0% -0.1 23,022 -343
Florida 3.2% -0.1 339,259 -8,185
Georgia 3.1% -0.1 165,045 -1,169
Hawaii 4.1% -0.1 27,667 -578
Idaho 2.7% -0.1 24,741 -1,385
Illinois 4.7% -0.1 299,254 -9,201
Indiana 2.2% -0.1 71,904 -3,428
Iowa 3.3% -0.2 55,445 -4,054
Kansas 2.5% 0.0 36,788 -460
Kentucky 4.0% -0.2 82,129 -4,371
Louisiana 4.2% -0.1 87,800 -1,475
Maine 3.6% -0.4 24,787 -2,083
Maryland 4.6% -0.4 148,224 -10,968
Massachusetts 4.3% -0.4 160,609 -15,279
Michigan 4.4% -0.3 214,374 -13,598
Minnesota 2.5% -0.2 75,536 -7,403
Mississippi 4.2% -0.3 52,887 -3,587
Missouri 3.6% -0.1 109,747 -4,541
Montana 2.3% -0.3 13,106 -1,162
Nebraska 2.0% -0.1 21,068 -1,263
Nevada 5.0% -0.1 75,555 -603
New Hampshire 2.5% -0.2 18,589 -1,883
New Jersey 4.2% -0.4 193,270 -19,643
New Mexico 5.3% -0.3 50,412 -2,706
New York 4.6% -0.3 431,255 -27,699
North Carolina 3.5% -0.2 177,303 -9,880
North Dakota 2.9% 0.0 11,684 -333
Ohio 4.1% -0.1 236,851 -4,927
Oklahoma 2.7% 0.1 49,404 399
Oregon 3.8% -0.2 82,688 -4,186
Pennsylvania 4.9% -0.2 313,010 -14,851
Rhode Island 3.4% -0.5 19,560 -2,785
South Carolina 3.4% -0.1 80,772 -1,842
South Dakota 2.5% -0.1 11,610 -814
Tennessee 3.2% -0.2 109,087 -4,784
Texas 4.4% -0.3 634,819 -40,229
Utah 2.0% -0.1 33,390 -1,854
Vermont 2.7% -0.2 8,783 -744
Virginia 3.0% -0.2 131,101 -4,922
Washington 4.2% -0.1 166,226 -3,890
West Virginia 3.7% -0.2 29,066 -1,718
Wisconsin 2.8% -0.1 88,516 -2,262
Wyoming 3.4% -0.2 9,878 -713