Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined May 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 May 2018
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
May 2018
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.9% 0.1 85,634 2,483
Alaska 7.2% -0.1 26,251 -204
Arizona 4.7% -0.2 159,572 -4,269
Arkansas 3.8% 0.0 51,224 -419
California 4.2% 0.0 808,080 -7,411
Colorado 2.8% -0.1 85,095 -2,947
Connecticut 4.5% 0.0 84,912 -838
Delaware 4.0% -0.2 19,512 -600
District of Columbia 5.6% 0.0 22,810 69
Florida 3.8% -0.1 391,100 -6,548
Georgia 4.2% -0.1 215,536 -6,759
Hawaii 2.0% 0.0 13,965 -52
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 24,579 19
Illinois 4.3% -0.1 278,841 -8,303
Indiana 3.2% 0.0 108,461 2,659
Iowa 2.7% -0.1 46,042 -923
Kansas 3.4% 0.0 49,990 -23
Kentucky 4.1% 0.1 84,123 1,013
Louisiana 4.6% 0.1 97,556 1,898
Maine 2.8% 0.1 19,548 386
Maryland 4.3% 0.0 138,483 -205
Massachusetts 3.5% 0.0 131,038 1,017
Michigan 4.6% -0.1 223,485 -4,734
Minnesota 3.1% -0.1 97,378 -1,788
Mississippi 4.7% 0.1 59,543 1,311
Missouri 3.6% 0.0 108,288 -1,063
Montana 3.9% -0.1 20,535 -704
Nebraska 2.8% 0.0 28,816 320
Nevada 4.8% -0.1 71,756 -1,369
New Hampshire 2.7% 0.1 19,981 336
New Jersey 4.4% -0.1 195,503 -7,858
New Mexico 5.1% -0.3 48,090 -2,481
New York 4.5% -0.1 437,542 -11,139
North Carolina 4.3% -0.1 213,611 -5,969
North Dakota 2.6% 0.0 10,665 -115
Ohio 4.3% 0.0 249,963 1,052
Oklahoma 4.0% 0.0 73,784 -887
Oregon 4.1% 0.0 86,665 -1,269
Pennsylvania 4.5% -0.2 283,192 -14,546
Rhode Island 4.4% -0.1 24,767 -389
South Carolina 4.0% -0.2 92,498 -5,431
South Dakota 3.3% -0.1 15,180 -344
Tennessee 3.5% 0.1 111,821 940
Texas 4.1% 0.0 559,675 1,072
Utah 3.0% -0.1 48,074 -514
Vermont 2.8% 0.0 9,665 64
Virginia 3.2% -0.1 140,065 -3,893
Washington 4.7% -0.1 178,131 -581
West Virginia 5.4% 0.0 42,268 44
Wisconsin 2.8% 0.0 89,189 -319
Wyoming 3.7% -0.1 10,830 -138