Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined April 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 April 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
April 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.8% 0.1 83,565 1,246
Alaska 6.5% 0.0 22,894 -227
Arizona 4.9% -0.1 172,607 -3,754
Arkansas 3.6% -0.1 49,633 -1,106
California 4.3% 0.0 835,475 -2,873
Colorado 3.4% -0.1 105,166 -5,445
Connecticut 3.8% -0.1 72,508 -1,577
Delaware 3.2% -0.1 15,823 -263
District of Columbia 5.6% 0.0 23,010 291
Florida 3.4% -0.1 356,508 -3,148
Georgia 3.8% -0.1 195,608 -3,365
Hawaii 2.8% 0.0 18,980 305
Idaho 2.8% -0.1 24,683 -234
Illinois 4.4% 0.0 286,690 2,295
Indiana 3.6% 0.0 123,346 29
Iowa 2.4% 0.0 40,369 -125
Kansas 3.5% 0.0 51,599 -331
Kentucky 4.0% 0.0 82,880 -52
Louisiana 4.5% -0.2 94,772 -4,265
Maine 3.3% -0.1 23,095 -468
Maryland 3.8% 0.0 121,353 552
Massachusetts 2.9% -0.1 112,228 -1,550
Michigan 4.1% 0.1 201,746 3,443
Minnesota 3.3% 0.1 100,533 1,898
Mississippi 4.9% 0.0 62,663 1,152
Missouri 3.3% 0.0 101,701 22
Montana 3.6% -0.1 19,287 -423
Nebraska 2.9% 0.1 29,874 555
Nevada 4.0% -0.2 61,393 -2,277
New Hampshire 2.4% 0.0 18,527 209
New Jersey 3.9% -0.2 174,749 -5,823
New Mexico 5.0% -0.1 47,931 -443
New York 3.9% 0.0 378,557 -1,036
North Carolina 4.0% 0.0 202,412 2,511
North Dakota 2.3% 0.0 9,342 -78
Ohio 4.3% -0.1 246,869 -11,191
Oklahoma 3.3% 0.0 59,687 -445
Oregon 4.3% -0.1 91,239 -1,237
Pennsylvania 3.8% -0.1 248,439 -7,072
Rhode Island 3.7% -0.1 20,418 -762
South Carolina 3.4% 0.2 79,088 2,772
South Dakota 2.8% 0.0 13,155 -35
Tennessee 3.2% 0.0 106,611 763
Texas 3.7% -0.1 513,167 -12,921
Utah 2.9% -0.1 46,061 -1,140
Vermont 2.2% -0.1 7,565 -408
Virginia 2.9% 0.0 127,275 628
Washington 4.7% 0.1 181,146 2,327
West Virginia 4.9% -0.2 38,609 -1,382
Wisconsin 2.8% -0.1 88,051 -1,511
Wyoming 3.6% -0.1 10,290 -448