Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined December 2020 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 2020
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
December 2020
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.9% -0.5 87,534 -12,840
Alaska 5.8% -0.5 20,229 -1,797
Arizona 7.5% -0.5 268,293 -16,465
Arkansas 4.2% -2.1 57,224 -26,639
California 9.0% 0.9 1,700,383 163,699
Colorado 8.4% 2.0 269,179 66,841
Connecticut 8.0% -0.2 150,370 -4,285
Delaware 5.3% 0.2 25,191 618
District of Columbia 7.9% 0.4 32,980 3,137
Florida 6.1% -0.2 614,327 -17,748
Georgia 5.6% -0.1 286,281 -7,252
Hawaii 9.3% -1.1 60,676 -8,000
Idaho 4.4% -0.5 40,129 -3,743
Illinois 7.6% 0.7 466,205 40,346
Indiana 4.3% -0.8 144,356 -23,903
Iowa 3.1% -0.7 50,793 -9,957
Kansas 3.8% -1.3 57,688 -20,462
Kentucky 6.0% 0.3 120,392 5,768
Louisiana 7.2% -1.3 151,160 -26,871
Maine 4.9% 0.0 33,223 -113
Maryland 6.3% -0.5 198,384 -14,986
Massachusetts 7.4% 0.7 271,787 30,598
Michigan 7.5% 0.5 358,564 14,039
Minnesota 4.4% -0.1 131,378 -4,048
Mississippi 6.2% -0.1 78,408 -2,112
Missouri 5.8% 1.3 180,137 45,701
Montana 4.4% -0.2 23,714 -1,202
Nebraska 3.0% 0.0 31,032 -301
Nevada 9.2% -1.2 136,177 -19,014
New Hampshire 4.0% 0.1 29,922 362
New Jersey 7.6% -2.6 339,665 -123,228
New Mexico 8.2% 1.0 76,451 9,908
New York 8.2% -0.2 744,274 -20,271
North Carolina 6.2% 0.0 310,675 -630
North Dakota 4.1% -0.4 16,663 -1,409
Ohio 5.5% -0.2 314,989 -12,902
Oklahoma 5.3% -0.8 97,352 -15,987
Oregon 6.4% 0.4 136,560 8,604
Pennsylvania 6.7% -0.1 419,700 -7,179
Rhode Island 8.1% 0.8 44,002 4,578
South Carolina 4.6% 0.2 107,253 4,547
South Dakota 3.0% -0.5 13,997 -2,046
Tennessee 6.4% 1.2 220,052 39,598
Texas 7.2% -0.9 1,025,378 -127,079
Utah 3.6% -0.7 60,069 -10,894
Vermont 3.1% 0.1 10,054 545
Virginia 4.9% 0.1 209,408 4,459
Washington 7.1% 1.4 272,530 53,341
West Virginia 6.3% 0.0 48,605 97
Wisconsin 5.5% 0.2 171,694 6,598
Wyoming 4.8% -0.3 14,104 -1,011