Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined August 2018 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 August 2018
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
August 2018
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 4.1% 0.0 91,211 283
Alaska 6.7% -0.2 24,104 -815
Arizona 4.6% 0.0 156,195 722
Arkansas 3.6% -0.1 48,131 -1,419
California 4.2% 0.0 803,076 -4,442
Colorado 2.9% 0.1 90,531 5,039
Connecticut 4.3% -0.1 80,898 -1,852
Delaware 3.9% 0.0 18,993 111
District of Columbia 5.6% 0.0 23,044 124
Florida 3.7% 0.0 375,416 -7,239
Georgia 3.8% -0.1 197,005 -6,810
Hawaii 2.1% 0.0 14,600 238
Idaho 2.8% -0.1 24,014 -588
Illinois 4.1% -0.1 268,734 -3,467
Indiana 3.5% 0.1 117,780 2,594
Iowa 2.5% -0.1 42,750 -1,208
Kansas 3.3% -0.1 49,165 -676
Kentucky 4.4% 0.1 90,995 999
Louisiana 5.0% 0.1 106,825 1,806
Maine 3.2% 0.2 22,430 934
Maryland 4.2% -0.1 136,238 -1,693
Massachusetts 3.6% 0.0 137,259 1,482
Michigan 4.1% -0.2 201,416 -10,533
Minnesota 2.9% -0.1 89,787 -3,320
Mississippi 4.8% 0.0 61,645 561
Missouri 3.3% -0.1 100,673 -3,418
Montana 3.6% -0.1 19,089 -337
Nebraska 2.8% -0.1 28,844 -157
Nevada 4.5% -0.1 67,958 -484
New Hampshire 2.7% 0.0 20,516 109
New Jersey 4.2% 0.0 188,282 -1,379
New Mexico 4.6% -0.1 43,333 -951
New York 4.2% -0.1 408,942 -10,556
North Carolina 3.9% -0.2 196,936 -6,492
North Dakota 2.6% 0.0 10,518 -112
Ohio 4.6% 0.0 267,808 2,632
Oklahoma 3.7% -0.1 68,309 -2,094
Oregon 3.8% -0.1 80,505 -2,016
Pennsylvania 4.1% -0.1 262,388 -4,934
Rhode Island 4.0% -0.1 22,549 -766
South Carolina 3.4% -0.2 78,416 -3,923
South Dakota 3.0% -0.1 13,957 -411
Tennessee 3.6% 0.1 116,238 1,028
Texas 3.9% -0.1 535,929 -11,810
Utah 3.1% 0.0 49,783 1,040
Vermont 2.8% 0.0 9,895 44
Virginia 3.0% -0.1 130,116 -3,209
Washington 4.5% -0.1 169,318 -4,054
West Virginia 5.3% -0.1 41,269 -873
Wisconsin 3.0% 0.1 94,966 1,902
Wyoming 3.9% 0.1 11,254 274