Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined March 2018 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 March 2018
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
March 2018
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.8% 0.1 81,229 658
Alaska 7.3% 0.0 26,417 23
Arizona 4.9% 0.0 164,547 948
Arkansas 3.8% 0.0 51,352 549
California 4.3% 0.0 827,456 -15,573
Colorado 3.0% 0.0 90,629 -1,863
Connecticut 4.5% -0.1 86,381 -527
Delaware 4.3% -0.1 20,695 -444
District of Columbia 5.6% -0.1 22,747 -5
Florida 3.9% 0.0 400,378 2,160
Georgia 4.4% 0.0 226,020 -1,508
Hawaii 2.1% 0.0 14,046 -111
Idaho 2.9% -0.1 24,674 -317
Illinois 4.6% -0.1 297,682 -7,623
Indiana 3.2% 0.0 105,086 -2,077
Iowa 2.8% -0.1 47,325 -594
Kansas 3.4% 0.0 50,085 -408
Kentucky 4.0% -0.1 82,866 -1,974
Louisiana 4.4% -0.1 94,779 -298
Maine 2.7% -0.2 19,123 -886
Maryland 4.3% 0.1 137,604 3,227
Massachusetts 3.5% 0.0 128,797 1,210
Michigan 4.7% -0.1 229,942 -2,703
Minnesota 3.2% 0.0 99,107 -719
Mississippi 4.5% 0.0 57,271 -387
Missouri 3.6% -0.1 109,993 -1,070
Montana 4.1% 0.0 21,606 -84
Nebraska 2.8% 0.0 28,206 -187
Nevada 4.9% 0.0 72,855 360
New Hampshire 2.6% 0.0 19,260 35
New Jersey 4.6% 0.0 207,095 -2,355
New Mexico 5.6% -0.2 52,435 -1,474
New York 4.6% 0.0 448,997 -890
North Carolina 4.5% 0.0 222,519 131
North Dakota 2.6% 0.0 10,746 -192
Ohio 4.4% -0.1 252,556 -8,992
Oklahoma 4.0% -0.1 74,520 -633
Oregon 4.1% 0.0 88,209 174
Pennsylvania 4.8% 0.0 304,173 -5,697
Rhode Island 4.5% -0.1 25,272 -93
South Carolina 4.4% 0.0 102,076 661
South Dakota 3.4% 0.0 15,463 -174
Tennessee 3.4% 0.0 110,245 1,794
Texas 4.0% 0.0 552,351 8,237
Utah 3.1% 0.0 48,512 -103
Vermont 2.8% 0.0 9,587 -133
Virginia 3.4% -0.1 147,022 -2,702
Washington 4.8% 0.1 178,702 638
West Virginia 5.4% 0.0 42,126 -84
Wisconsin 2.9% 0.0 90,428 -2,405
Wyoming 3.9% -0.1 11,218 -334