Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined September 2021 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 September 2021
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
September 2021
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.1% 0.0 68,544 -470
Alaska 6.3% -0.1 22,007 -500
Arizona 5.7% -0.5 209,125 -16,036
Arkansas 4.0% -0.2 54,259 -2,967
California 7.5% 0.0 1,418,760 -12,758
Colorado 5.6% -0.3 178,798 -10,149
Connecticut 6.8% -0.4 123,375 -6,511
Delaware 5.3% -0.1 26,073 -298
District of Columbia 6.5% -0.2 26,711 -874
Florida 4.9% -0.1 517,021 -12,552
Georgia 3.2% -0.3 167,828 -13,763
Hawaii 6.6% -0.4 42,982 -2,576
Idaho 2.9% 0.0 25,908 -647
Illinois 6.8% -0.2 421,711 -14,238
Indiana 4.0% -0.1 134,842 -2,595
Iowa 4.0% -0.1 66,105 -1,900
Kansas 3.9% 0.1 59,039 1,087
Kentucky 4.3% 0.0 84,707 -303
Louisiana 5.8% -0.4 120,149 -8,171
Maine 4.8% -0.1 32,946 -280
Maryland 5.9% -0.1 185,591 -2,406
Massachusetts 5.2% 0.2 192,858 7,465
Michigan 4.6% -0.1 220,290 -3,595
Minnesota 3.7% -0.1 110,970 -3,951
Mississippi 5.8% -0.2 73,982 -3,153
Missouri 3.8% -0.2 118,110 -4,992
Montana 3.3% -0.2 18,116 -1,022
Nebraska 2.0% -0.2 20,687 -1,672
Nevada 7.5% -0.2 117,302 -3,181
New Hampshire 2.9% -0.1 21,876 -309
New Jersey 7.1% -0.1 315,720 -4,053
New Mexico 6.9% -0.3 65,585 -3,197
New York 7.1% -0.3 663,530 -27,215
North Carolina 4.2% -0.1 211,500 -5,074
North Dakota 3.5% -0.1 14,029 -540
Ohio 5.4% 0.0 303,344 -1,633
Oklahoma 3.0% -0.3 55,122 -5,432
Oregon 4.7% -0.3 102,074 -5,438
Pennsylvania 6.2% -0.2 390,373 -14,342
Rhode Island 5.2% -0.6 30,112 -775
South Carolina 4.1% -0.1 98,170 -3,311
South Dakota 2.9% 0.0 13,460 -187
Tennessee 4.4% -0.2 146,887 -7,419
Texas 5.6% -0.3 796,980 -38,718
Utah 2.4% -0.1 40,111 -2,414
Vermont 2.9% -0.1 9,071 -582
Virginia 3.8% -0.2 159,786 -8,606
Washington 4.9% -0.2 193,976 -4,842
West Virginia 4.6% -0.2 36,028 -2,093
Wisconsin 3.9% 0.0 121,372 -1,260
Wyoming 4.5% -0.4 13,227 -1,283