Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined April 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 April 2021
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
April 2021
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.6% -0.2 79,332 -5,384
Alaska 6.7% 0.0 23,629 274
Arizona 6.7% 0.0 239,495 -715
Arkansas 4.4% 0.0 59,389 -795
California 8.3% 0.0 1,576,120 -3,160
Colorado 6.4% 0.0 204,565 -655
Connecticut 8.1% -0.2 140,517 -2,509
Delaware 6.4% -0.1 31,068 -555
District of Columbia 7.5% -0.2 30,551 -965
Florida 4.8% 0.1 487,388 12,965
Georgia 4.3% -0.2 221,140 -10,886
Hawaii 8.5% -0.6 55,356 -3,725
Idaho 3.1% -0.1 28,156 -634
Illinois 7.1% 0.0 438,057 1,981
Indiana 3.9% 0.0 131,101 955
Iowa 3.8% 0.1 61,648 830
Kansas 3.5% -0.2 52,717 -3,599
Kentucky 4.7% -0.3 94,016 -5,605
Louisiana 7.3% -0.1 150,425 -2,105
Maine 4.8% 0.0 32,531 -60
Maryland 6.2% 0.0 193,122 -224
Massachusetts 6.5% -0.2 241,669 -10,488
Michigan 4.9% -0.2 231,484 -7,397
Minnesota 4.1% -0.1 122,934 -3,072
Mississippi 6.2% 0.0 79,305 -683
Missouri 4.1% -0.1 126,758 -1,303
Montana 3.7% -0.1 19,603 -362
Nebraska 2.8% -0.1 28,415 -1,530
Nevada 8.0% -0.1 124,962 -938
New Hampshire 2.8% -0.2 21,410 -1,456
New Jersey 7.5% -0.1 332,999 -3,147
New Mexico 8.2% -0.1 78,028 -964
New York 8.2% -0.2 778,389 -25,896
North Carolina 5.0% -0.2 250,865 -8,109
North Dakota 4.2% -0.2 16,838 -808
Ohio 4.7% 0.0 272,516 1,236
Oklahoma 4.3% 0.0 79,583 116
Oregon 6.0% 0.0 129,279 -635
Pennsylvania 7.4% 0.1 466,316 4,802
Rhode Island 6.3% -0.7 33,857 -4,306
South Carolina 5.0% -0.1 118,377 -2,278
South Dakota 2.8% -0.1 13,062 -409
Tennessee 5.0% -0.1 166,971 -1,484
Texas 6.7% -0.2 943,503 -23,876
Utah 2.8% -0.1 45,094 -1,419
Vermont 2.9% 0.0 8,967 -193
Virginia 4.7% -0.4 197,338 -17,097
Washington 5.5% 0.0 213,104 2,303
West Virginia 5.8% -0.1 45,793 -1,489
Wisconsin 3.9% 0.1 119,254 1,924
Wyoming 5.4% 0.1 15,918 193