Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined August 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 August 2019
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
August 2019
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.1% -0.2 70,652 -4,449
Alaska 6.2% -0.1 21,814 -240
Arizona 5.0% 0.1 177,831 3,700
Arkansas 3.4% 0.0 46,865 -41
California 4.1% 0.0 790,818 -13,224
Colorado 2.8% -0.1 88,352 -2,183
Connecticut 3.6% 0.0 68,147 -887
Delaware 3.4% 0.1 16,607 628
District of Columbia 5.5% -0.1 22,549 -442
Florida 3.3% 0.0 341,784 -2,212
Georgia 3.6% 0.0 182,063 -3,194
Hawaii 2.7% -0.1 17,978 -375
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 25,492 433
Illinois 4.0% -0.2 262,474 -10,102
Indiana 3.3% -0.1 112,364 -4,260
Iowa 2.5% 0.0 43,768 986
Kansas 3.2% -0.1 47,741 -1,005
Kentucky 4.4% 0.1 90,450 2,207
Louisiana 4.3% 0.0 90,173 -75
Maine 2.9% -0.1 20,113 -810
Maryland 3.8% 0.0 122,010 55
Massachusetts 2.9% 0.0 110,656 -530
Michigan 4.2% -0.1 210,634 -1,653
Minnesota 3.3% -0.1 103,455 -1,129
Mississippi 5.2% 0.1 66,854 2,003
Missouri 3.2% -0.1 98,212 -2,094
Montana 3.3% -0.1 17,663 -205
Nebraska 3.1% 0.0 32,074 241
Nevada 4.1% 0.0 63,299 1,063
New Hampshire 2.5% 0.0 19,325 241
New Jersey 3.2% -0.1 141,883 -5,062
New Mexico 4.9% 0.0 47,523 -44
New York 4.0% 0.0 377,805 505
North Carolina 4.2% 0.0 212,218 123
North Dakota 2.4% 0.0 9,769 82
Ohio 4.1% 0.1 237,779 2,583
Oklahoma 3.2% 0.0 58,954 432
Oregon 4.0% 0.0 85,004 729
Pennsylvania 3.9% 0.0 254,613 4,426
Rhode Island 3.6% 0.1 19,840 252
South Carolina 3.2% -0.2 77,256 -4,514
South Dakota 2.9% 0.0 13,768 178
Tennessee 3.5% 0.0 117,137 96
Texas 3.4% 0.0 471,870 -3,921
Utah 2.8% 0.0 45,081 -372
Vermont 2.1% 0.0 7,413 145
Virginia 2.8% -0.1 122,593 -3,551
Washington 4.6% 0.0 180,102 855
West Virginia 4.6% -0.1 36,824 -173
Wisconsin 3.1% 0.1 96,796 3,709
Wyoming 3.7% 0.1 10,695 305