Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined November 2021 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 2021
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
November 2021
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.1% 0.0 68,673 813
Alaska 6.0% -0.1 20,961 -531
Arizona 4.7% -0.5 170,558 -19,337
Arkansas 3.4% -0.3 46,351 -4,181
California 6.9% -0.4 1,321,263 -61,973
Colorado 5.1% -0.3 163,805 -7,544
Connecticut 6.0% -0.4 109,861 -5,250
Delaware 5.1% -0.2 25,170 -658
District of Columbia 6.0% -0.3 24,984 -931
Florida 4.5% -0.1 482,551 -7,946
Georgia 2.8% -0.3 146,218 -12,218
Hawaii 6.0% -0.4 38,473 -2,640
Idaho 2.6% -0.2 23,811 -1,292
Illinois 5.7% -0.3 354,204 -16,239
Indiana 3.0% -0.3 100,696 -9,649
Iowa 3.7% -0.2 61,617 -3,178
Kansas 3.6% -0.3 54,055 -4,438
Kentucky 4.1% -0.1 81,683 -2,916
Louisiana 5.1% -0.3 104,420 -7,183
Maine 4.8% -0.1 32,921 -136
Maryland 5.4% -0.2 168,535 -7,226
Massachusetts 5.4% 0.1 202,935 5,945
Michigan 5.9% -0.2 280,255 -11,024
Minnesota 3.3% -0.2 100,247 -6,131
Mississippi 5.0% -0.5 63,234 -6,558
Missouri 3.5% -0.2 108,380 -6,150
Montana 2.8% -0.3 15,403 -1,526
Nebraska 1.8% -0.1 18,127 -1,209
Nevada 6.8% -0.4 106,116 -6,220
New Hampshire 2.7% -0.2 20,273 -1,056
New Jersey 6.6% -0.4 295,168 -13,414
New Mexico 6.2% -0.3 58,977 -2,985
New York 6.6% -0.3 614,325 -24,709
North Carolina 3.9% -0.2 198,226 -10,177
North Dakota 3.2% -0.1 12,838 -474
Ohio 4.8% -0.3 275,395 -13,690
Oklahoma 2.5% -0.2 46,268 -4,252
Oregon 4.2% -0.2 91,542 -4,110
Pennsylvania 5.7% -0.3 359,349 -17,237
Rhode Island 5.1% -0.2 28,328 -1,159
South Carolina 3.7% -0.2 89,473 -4,892
South Dakota 2.7% -0.1 12,833 -512
Tennessee 4.0% -0.2 133,507 -6,311
Texas 5.2% -0.2 742,218 -27,734
Utah 2.1% -0.1 34,538 -2,866
Vermont 2.6% -0.2 8,213 -548
Virginia 3.4% -0.2 145,605 -8,627
Washington 4.7% -0.3 184,608 -13,505
West Virginia 4.0% -0.3 31,603 -2,779
Wisconsin 3.0% -0.2 93,247 -7,347
Wyoming 3.7% -0.4 10,837 -1,223