Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined September 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 September 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
September 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.0% -0.1 66,919 -3,689
Alaska 6.2% 0.0 21,703 -105
Arizona 4.9% -0.1 175,812 -1,996
Arkansas 3.5% 0.1 47,102 233
California 4.0% -0.1 773,987 -17,370
Colorado 2.7% -0.1 85,287 -3,056
Connecticut 3.6% 0.0 68,274 180
Delaware 3.5% 0.1 17,207 583
District of Columbia 5.4% -0.1 22,158 -383
Florida 3.2% -0.1 335,980 -5,817
Georgia 3.5% -0.1 177,249 -4,817
Hawaii 2.7% 0.0 17,749 -246
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 25,626 136
Illinois 3.9% -0.1 255,924 -6,540
Indiana 3.2% -0.1 109,430 -2,934
Iowa 2.5% 0.0 44,223 453
Kansas 3.2% 0.0 46,892 -830
Kentucky 4.4% 0.0 90,421 -143
Louisiana 4.3% 0.0 90,952 798
Maine 2.9% 0.0 19,697 -417
Maryland 3.7% -0.1 120,956 -984
Massachusetts 2.9% 0.0 111,479 789
Michigan 4.2% 0.0 207,671 -2,933
Minnesota 3.2% -0.1 101,249 -2,227
Mississippi 5.4% 0.2 69,317 2,440
Missouri 3.1% -0.1 95,090 -3,099
Montana 3.3% 0.0 17,776 107
Nebraska 3.1% 0.0 32,209 115
Nevada 4.1% 0.0 63,201 -126
New Hampshire 2.5% 0.0 19,562 235
New Jersey 3.1% -0.1 140,754 -1,104
New Mexico 4.9% 0.0 46,925 -594
New York 3.9% -0.1 375,979 -1,584
North Carolina 4.1% -0.1 208,399 -3,817
North Dakota 2.5% 0.1 9,910 141
Ohio 4.2% 0.1 242,886 5,078
Oklahoma 3.2% 0.0 59,564 586
Oregon 4.1% 0.1 86,052 1,177
Pennsylvania 4.0% 0.1 260,232 5,351
Rhode Island 3.6% 0.0 19,997 140
South Carolina 2.9% -0.3 69,179 -8,130
South Dakota 3.0% 0.1 13,960 192
Tennessee 3.4% -0.1 115,816 -1,230
Texas 3.4% 0.0 471,089 -772
Utah 2.7% -0.1 43,366 -1,717
Vermont 2.2% 0.1 7,583 170
Virginia 2.7% -0.1 119,019 -3,555
Washington 4.6% 0.0 179,439 -242
West Virginia 4.7% 0.1 37,132 296
Wisconsin 3.2% 0.1 100,667 3,862
Wyoming 3.8% 0.1 10,908 212