Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined February 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 February 2018
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
February 2018
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 3.7% 0.0 80,685 -122
Alaska 7.3% 0.0 26,392 81
Arizona 4.9% 0.1 163,807 3,681
Arkansas 3.8% 0.1 50,790 17
California 4.3% -0.1 843,438 -8,891
Colorado 3.0% 0.0 92,227 -141
Connecticut 4.6% 0.1 86,947 189
Delaware 4.4% -0.1 21,136 -378
District of Columbia 5.7% -0.1 22,758 -399
Florida 3.9% 0.0 398,453 1,244
Georgia 4.5% 0.0 227,684 55
Hawaii 2.1% 0.0 14,063 -308
Idaho 3.0% 0.0 25,000 -220
Illinois 4.7% -0.1 305,322 -6,183
Indiana 3.2% -0.1 107,119 -2,243
Iowa 2.9% 0.0 47,921 -410
Kansas 3.4% -0.1 50,524 -466
Kentucky 4.1% -0.2 84,655 -3,221
Louisiana 4.5% -0.1 95,099 -1,469
Maine 2.9% -0.1 20,009 -999
Maryland 4.2% 0.1 133,823 1,756
Massachusetts 3.5% 0.0 127,624 497
Michigan 4.8% 0.1 232,670 1,043
Minnesota 3.2% -0.1 99,742 -935
Mississippi 4.5% -0.1 57,673 -604
Missouri 3.7% 0.0 111,126 -1,195
Montana 4.1% 0.0 21,676 147
Nebraska 2.8% -0.1 28,381 -457
Nevada 4.9% 0.0 72,516 388
New Hampshire 2.6% 0.0 19,183 -181
New Jersey 4.6% -0.1 209,098 -2,671
New Mexico 5.8% -0.1 53,927 -1,070
New York 4.6% -0.1 450,133 -2,276
North Carolina 4.5% 0.0 222,545 289
North Dakota 2.6% 0.0 10,937 -1
Ohio 4.5% -0.2 261,590 -9,679
Oklahoma 4.1% 0.0 75,134 -1,087
Oregon 4.1% 0.0 87,906 211
Pennsylvania 4.8% 0.0 309,977 -242
Rhode Island 4.5% 0.0 25,332 173
South Carolina 4.4% 0.1 101,416 1,234
South Dakota 3.4% 0.0 15,636 31
Tennessee 3.4% 0.1 108,508 1,742
Texas 4.0% 0.0 544,124 5,592
Utah 3.1% 0.0 48,641 -561
Vermont 2.8% -0.1 9,719 -164
Virginia 3.5% -0.1 149,720 -4,239
Washington 4.7% 0.0 177,880 608
West Virginia 5.4% 0.0 42,215 77
Wisconsin 2.9% -0.2 92,793 -3,877
Wyoming 4.0% -0.1 11,551 -270