Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined April 2020 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 2020
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
April 2020
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 12.9% 9.9 283,787 216,783
Alaska 12.9% 7.7 43,683 25,668
Arizona 12.6% 6.5 445,461 226,310
Arkansas 10.2% 5.2 133,962 64,234
California 15.5% 10.0 2,885,334 1,833,171
Colorado 11.3% 6.1 347,832 183,805
Connecticut 7.9% 4.5 140,743 75,123
Delaware 14.3% 9.3 66,665 42,901
District of Columbia 11.1% 5.1 44,874 19,443
Florida 12.9% 8.5 1,217,964 760,656
Georgia 11.9% 7.3 581,820 342,601
Hawaii 22.3% 19.9 139,892 123,935
Idaho 11.5% 9.0 102,975 81,001
Illinois 16.4% 12.2 1,004,365 740,238
Indiana 16.9% 13.9 545,909 446,017
Iowa 10.2% 6.9 175,306 118,732
Kansas 11.2% 8.4 168,317 125,673
Kentucky 15.4% 10.2 318,274 210,321
Louisiana 14.5% 7.8 281,572 139,931
Maine 10.6% 7.6 70,753 49,706
Maryland 9.9% 6.6 304,444 195,129
Massachusetts 15.1% 12.3 515,658 408,738
Michigan 22.7% 18.4 1,048,250 839,419
Minnesota 8.1% 5.2 249,453 160,627
Mississippi 15.4% 10.3 183,012 118,726
Missouri 9.7% 5.8 292,690 171,103
Montana 11.3% 7.7 58,919 39,701
Nebraska 8.3% 4.3 87,550 44,922
Nevada 28.2% 21.3 400,520 292,760
New Hampshire 16.3% 13.9 117,568 99,460
New Jersey 15.3% 11.6 685,545 517,177
New Mexico 11.3% 5.0 104,408 43,354
New York 14.5% 10.4 1,320,297 931,559
North Carolina 12.2% 7.9 573,118 357,418
North Dakota 8.5% 6.5 34,802 26,677
Ohio 16.8% 11.0 957,366 622,912
Oklahoma 13.7% 10.8 242,677 188,950
Oregon 14.2% 10.7 300,420 227,530
Pennsylvania 15.1% 9.3 975,740 596,250
Rhode Island 17.0% 12.3 90,310 63,850
South Carolina 12.1% 8.9 288,022 211,653
South Dakota 10.2% 7.1 48,081 33,784
Tennessee 14.7% 11.4 471,212 358,470
Texas 12.8% 7.7 1,656,638 940,811
Utah 9.7% 5.9 155,810 93,362
Vermont 15.6% 12.5 54,490 43,967
Virginia 10.6% 7.3 453,923 308,629
Washington 15.4% 10.3 610,721 412,161
West Virginia 15.2% 9.2 117,134 67,422
Wisconsin 14.1% 11.0 437,359 341,034
Wyoming 9.2% 5.4 27,358 16,160