Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined July 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 July 2021
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
July 2021
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.2% -0.1 71,627 -2,142
Alaska 6.6% 0.0 23,114 -16
Arizona 6.6% -0.2 238,487 -6,299
Arkansas 4.3% -0.1 58,960 -951
California 7.6% 0.0 1,433,845 -5,793
Colorado 6.1% -0.1 194,024 -3,234
Connecticut 7.3% -0.4 132,185 -6,844
Delaware 5.6% -0.2 27,156 -1,226
District of Columbia 6.7% -0.3 27,401 -1,064
Florida 5.1% 0.1 529,861 6,343
Georgia 3.7% -0.3 193,486 -14,895
Hawaii 7.3% -0.4 47,177 -2,489
Idaho 3.0% 0.0 26,717 -429
Illinois 7.1% -0.1 437,733 -5,797
Indiana 4.1% 0.0 137,857 -630
Iowa 4.1% 0.1 67,447 808
Kansas 3.8% 0.1 57,730 1,712
Kentucky 4.4% 0.0 86,587 -1,316
Louisiana 6.6% -0.3 136,260 -7,073
Maine 4.9% 0.1 33,168 697
Maryland 6.0% -0.2 187,611 -6,063
Massachusetts 4.9% 0.0 180,451 -60
Michigan 4.8% -0.2 227,438 -7,283
Minnesota 3.9% -0.1 117,762 -3,814
Mississippi 6.1% -0.1 78,328 -1,135
Missouri 4.2% -0.1 128,685 -4,639
Montana 3.6% -0.1 19,504 -163
Nebraska 2.3% -0.2 23,863 -2,022
Nevada 7.7% -0.1 121,664 -458
New Hampshire 2.9% 0.0 22,114 522
New Jersey 7.3% 0.1 321,531 1,488
New Mexico 7.6% -0.3 72,366 -2,429
New York 7.6% -0.1 708,641 -17,065
North Carolina 4.4% -0.2 222,315 -9,579
North Dakota 3.9% -0.1 15,828 -379
Ohio 5.4% 0.2 300,618 9,442
Oklahoma 3.5% -0.2 64,498 -5,151
Oregon 5.2% -0.4 113,811 -7,550
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.3 413,778 -19,595
Rhode Island 5.8% -0.1 30,829 -1,056
South Carolina 4.3% -0.2 103,464 -3,603
South Dakota 2.9% 0.0 13,543 74
Tennessee 4.7% -0.2 158,112 -6,551
Texas 6.2% -0.3 876,878 -32,072
Utah 2.6% -0.1 43,494 -727
Vermont 3.0% -0.1 9,637 -12
Virginia 4.2% -0.1 176,213 -7,595
Washington 5.1% -0.1 199,211 -2,422
West Virginia 5.0% -0.3 39,915 -2,111
Wisconsin 3.9% 0.0 121,520 50
Wyoming 5.2% -0.2 15,447 -678