Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined July 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 July 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
July 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.3% -0.2 75,157 -4,175
Alaska 6.3% -0.1 22,057 -301
Arizona 4.9% 0.0 174,160 3,378
Arkansas 3.4% -0.1 46,902 -392
California 4.1% -0.1 803,757 -10,498
Colorado 2.9% -0.1 90,549 -3,640
Connecticut 3.6% -0.1 69,072 -1,761
Delaware 3.3% 0.1 15,971 234
District of Columbia 5.6% 0.0 23,000 -126
Florida 3.3% -0.1 343,939 -5,257
Georgia 3.6% -0.1 185,233 -5,211
Hawaii 2.8% 0.0 18,343 -314
Idaho 2.9% 0.1 25,061 400
Illinois 4.2% -0.1 272,590 -4,831
Indiana 3.4% -0.1 116,627 -1,274
Iowa 2.5% 0.1 42,777 1,338
Kansas 3.3% -0.1 48,785 -915
Kentucky 4.3% 0.2 88,079 3,138
Louisiana 4.3% 0.0 90,271 -221
Maine 3.0% -0.2 20,922 -1,119
Maryland 3.8% 0.0 122,064 162
Massachusetts 2.9% -0.1 111,170 -2,354
Michigan 4.3% 0.1 212,295 2,409
Minnesota 3.4% 0.1 104,555 1,001
Mississippi 5.1% 0.1 64,819 1,521
Missouri 3.3% 0.0 100,321 -765
Montana 3.4% -0.1 17,863 -580
Nebraska 3.1% 0.1 31,814 410
Nevada 4.1% 0.1 62,199 1,057
New Hampshire 2.5% 0.0 19,085 142
New Jersey 3.3% -0.2 147,101 -9,372
New Mexico 4.9% 0.0 47,571 245
New York 4.0% 0.0 377,778 -1,421
North Carolina 4.2% 0.0 212,072 1,295
North Dakota 2.4% 0.1 9,686 168
Ohio 4.0% 0.0 235,223 1,909
Oklahoma 3.2% 0.0 58,486 209
Oregon 4.0% 0.0 84,322 -1,398
Pennsylvania 3.9% 0.1 249,553 3,152
Rhode Island 3.5% -0.1 19,566 -221
South Carolina 3.4% -0.1 81,750 -1,750
South Dakota 2.9% 0.0 13,589 140
Tennessee 3.5% 0.1 117,181 5,053
Texas 3.4% 0.0 475,808 -6,807
Utah 2.8% 0.0 45,448 233
Vermont 2.1% 0.0 7,267 21
Virginia 2.9% 0.0 126,160 -1,767
Washington 4.6% 0.0 179,491 111
West Virginia 4.7% 0.0 36,995 -329
Wisconsin 3.0% 0.1 93,035 2,977
Wyoming 3.6% 0.1 10,388 321