Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 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 March 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
March 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.7% 0.0 82,368 121
Alaska 6.5% 0.0 23,118 34
Arizona 5.0% -0.1 176,387 -1,543
Arkansas 3.7% -0.1 50,739 -469
California 4.3% 0.1 838,539 14,360
Colorado 3.5% -0.2 110,624 -4,605
Connecticut 3.9% 0.1 74,133 269
Delaware 3.3% -0.1 16,083 -352
District of Columbia 5.6% 0.1 22,722 317
Florida 3.5% 0.0 359,609 2,443
Georgia 3.9% 0.0 198,972 546
Hawaii 2.8% 0.1 18,638 346
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 24,918 141
Illinois 4.4% 0.1 284,432 3,133
Indiana 3.6% 0.1 123,321 2,634
Iowa 2.4% 0.0 40,496 476
Kansas 3.5% 0.1 51,959 792
Kentucky 4.0% -0.1 82,782 -921
Louisiana 4.7% -0.2 99,056 -3,208
Maine 3.4% -0.1 23,561 -545
Maryland 3.8% 0.1 120,861 1,259
Massachusetts 3.0% 0.0 113,755 -1,666
Michigan 4.0% 0.0 198,355 3,054
Minnesota 3.2% 0.1 98,571 3,974
Mississippi 4.9% 0.1 61,534 921
Missouri 3.3% 0.1 101,737 2,995
Montana 3.7% -0.1 19,700 -232
Nebraska 2.8% 0.0 29,295 733
Nevada 4.2% -0.1 63,637 -2,286
New Hampshire 2.4% 0.0 18,318 55
New Jersey 4.1% 0.1 180,637 1,325
New Mexico 5.1% 0.0 48,381 -363
New York 4.0% 0.1 379,817 2,577
North Carolina 4.0% 0.1 199,899 5,136
North Dakota 2.3% -0.1 9,419 -229
Ohio 4.4% -0.2 258,001 -6,894
Oklahoma 3.3% 0.0 60,108 450
Oregon 4.4% 0.0 92,381 -177
Pennsylvania 3.9% -0.1 255,222 -5,496
Rhode Island 3.8% -0.1 21,158 -743
South Carolina 3.2% 0.0 76,309 1,803
South Dakota 2.8% -0.1 13,190 -111
Tennessee 3.2% 0.0 105,926 755
Texas 3.8% 0.0 526,092 -3,912
Utah 3.0% 0.0 47,200 -1,055
Vermont 2.3% -0.1 7,971 -465
Virginia 2.9% 0.0 126,676 2,089
Washington 4.6% 0.1 178,761 4,253
West Virginia 5.1% -0.1 39,960 -651
Wisconsin 2.9% 0.0 89,529 -1,458
Wyoming 3.7% -0.2 10,736 -448