Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined December 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 December 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
December 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 2.7% 0.0 61,458 -483
Alaska 6.1% 0.0 21,186 -159
Arizona 4.6% -0.1 166,155 -3,950
Arkansas 3.6% 0.0 48,776 214
California 3.9% 0.0 757,717 -4,037
Colorado 2.5% -0.1 80,220 -2,142
Connecticut 3.7% 0.0 71,984 936
Delaware 3.9% 0.1 19,135 436
District of Columbia 5.3% 0.0 22,006 105
Florida 3.0% -0.1 311,306 -11,227
Georgia 3.2% -0.1 162,533 -4,319
Hawaii 2.6% 0.0 17,541 21
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 25,769 -110
Illinois 3.7% -0.1 240,061 -5,962
Indiana 3.2% 0.0 108,356 -3
Iowa 2.7% 0.1 47,179 975
Kansas 3.2% 0.1 47,207 280
Kentucky 4.3% -0.1 90,478 -392
Louisiana 4.9% 0.2 103,426 4,728
Maine 2.9% 0.1 19,746 300
Maryland 3.5% -0.1 113,807 -2,743
Massachusetts 2.8% -0.1 109,477 -1,026
Michigan 3.9% -0.1 191,395 -5,497
Minnesota 3.3% 0.0 102,372 537
Mississippi 5.7% 0.1 72,892 101
Missouri 3.3% 0.2 101,913 3,636
Montana 3.4% 0.0 18,432 202
Nebraska 3.1% 0.0 32,272 -491
Nevada 3.8% -0.2 59,474 -2,181
New Hampshire 2.6% 0.0 20,087 90
New Jersey 3.5% 0.1 161,255 9,085
New Mexico 4.7% -0.1 45,837 -351
New York 4.0% 0.0 377,395 -1,792
North Carolina 3.7% -0.1 191,019 -6,432
North Dakota 2.4% -0.1 9,836 -193
Ohio 4.2% 0.0 242,609 -4,502
Oklahoma 3.4% 0.0 62,990 348
Oregon 3.7% -0.2 79,272 -4,015
Pennsylvania 4.5% 0.2 292,675 10,787
Rhode Island 3.5% 0.0 19,406 -185
South Carolina 2.3% -0.1 55,295 -2,735
South Dakota 3.2% 0.1 14,951 365
Tennessee 3.3% 0.0 111,690 -882
Texas 3.5% 0.1 490,306 4,291
Utah 2.3% -0.1 37,921 -1,257
Vermont 2.3% 0.0 7,881 75
Virginia 2.6% 0.0 116,367 324
Washington 4.3% -0.1 169,028 -5,856
West Virginia 5.0% 0.1 40,190 905
Wisconsin 3.4% 0.1 105,461 1,094
Wyoming 3.7% 0.0 10,718 -183