Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined November 2022 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 November 2022
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
November 2022
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 2.7% 0.0 63,043 1,322
Alaska 4.5% 0.0 16,151 -46
Arizona 4.1% 0.2 147,101 4,519
Arkansas 3.7% 0.1 49,405 875
California 4.1% 0.1 794,064 21,763
Colorado 3.5% -0.1 113,622 -2,702
Connecticut 4.2% -0.1 79,636 -1,624
Delaware 4.4% 0.1 21,756 86
District of Columbia 4.6% -0.2 17,458 -808
Florida 2.6% -0.1 279,877 -5,296
Georgia 3.0% 0.1 156,049 3,944
Hawaii 3.3% 0.0 22,233 -414
Idaho 3.0% 0.1 28,624 456
Illinois 4.7% 0.1 303,309 5,207
Indiana 3.0% 0.0 102,894 2,458
Iowa 3.1% 0.2 52,396 2,716
Kansas 2.8% 0.0 42,586 1,270
Kentucky 4.0% 0.1 82,310 2,041
Louisiana 3.3% 0.0 68,360 330
Maine 3.7% 0.1 24,968 463
Maryland 4.3% -0.2 137,653 -7,099
Massachusetts 3.4% -0.1 125,332 -5,757
Michigan 4.3% 0.1 208,030 2,905
Minnesota 2.3% 0.2 71,908 6,037
Mississippi 3.9% 0.1 49,146 1,890
Missouri 2.7% 0.1 83,000 4,132
Montana 2.9% -0.1 16,449 -448
Nebraska 2.5% 0.1 26,477 1,299
Nevada 4.9% 0.3 76,194 4,882
New Hampshire 2.6% 0.2 19,707 1,371
New Jersey 3.4% 0.0 161,600 -439
New Mexico 4.1% -0.2 38,104 -2,045
New York 4.3% 0.0 413,287 -285
North Carolina 3.9% 0.1 200,523 6,442
North Dakota 2.3% 0.0 9,258 23
Ohio 4.2% 0.0 243,219 1,628
Oklahoma 3.4% 0.0 64,473 900
Oregon 4.4% 0.3 95,676 5,839
Pennsylvania 4.0% 0.0 255,296 -2,278
Rhode Island 3.6% 0.2 20,631 1,102
South Carolina 3.3% 0.0 78,153 -406
South Dakota 2.4% 0.0 11,274 -77
Tennessee 3.5% 0.0 118,342 1,829
Texas 4.0% 0.0 578,884 -10,383
Utah 2.2% 0.1 38,187 898
Vermont 2.5% 0.2 8,273 547
Virginia 2.8% 0.1 123,790 6,907
Washington 4.0% 0.2 161,088 7,572
West Virginia 4.1% 0.1 32,652 497
Wisconsin 3.3% 0.0 102,116 31
Wyoming 3.6% 0.1 10,347 304