Department of Numbers

Unemployment by State

The table below shows the BLS defined November 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 November 2020
Unemployment Rate
1 Month
Unemployment Rate Change
November 2020
Unemployed
1 Month
Unemployed Change
Alabama 4.4% -1.3 100,537 -26,888
Alaska 8.1% 2.2 28,757 8,001
Arizona 7.8% -0.1 280,541 -2,102
Arkansas 6.2% 0.0 82,860 -179
California 8.2% -0.8 1,542,117 -186,018
Colorado 6.4% 0.0 199,318 -566
Connecticut 8.2% 2.1 154,627 41,879
Delaware 5.1% -0.5 24,418 -2,748
District of Columbia 7.5% -0.8 30,000 -2,942
Florida 6.4% 0.0 651,129 6,990
Georgia 5.7% 1.2 296,199 68,519
Hawaii 10.1% -4.1 66,426 -24,812
Idaho 4.8% -0.7 43,814 -6,605
Illinois 6.9% -0.5 425,937 -40,410
Indiana 5.0% -0.5 167,979 -17,345
Iowa 3.6% -0.1 57,875 -2,011
Kansas 5.6% 0.6 86,209 10,452
Kentucky 5.6% -1.7 112,098 -30,462
Louisiana 8.3% -1.1 173,970 -23,610
Maine 5.0% -0.4 33,515 -3,328
Maryland 6.8% -0.9 212,833 -30,538
Massachusetts 6.7% -0.7 241,109 -25,870
Michigan 6.9% 0.8 341,839 43,214
Minnesota 4.4% -0.2 133,782 -3,557
Mississippi 6.4% -1.0 81,608 -13,518
Missouri 4.4% -0.2 131,215 -4,766
Montana 4.9% -0.1 26,565 -91
Nebraska 3.1% 0.1 31,709 988
Nevada 10.1% -1.8 153,379 -31,143
New Hampshire 3.8% -0.4 28,145 -2,257
New Jersey 10.2% 2.2 462,645 112,151
New Mexico 7.5% -0.6 69,179 -5,807
New York 8.4% -0.8 771,153 -64,472
North Carolina 6.2% 0.0 308,905 2,650
North Dakota 4.5% -0.2 17,936 -923
Ohio 5.7% -0.4 324,109 -31,572
Oklahoma 5.9% -0.3 109,364 -5,812
Oregon 6.0% -0.8 126,756 -18,846
Pennsylvania 6.6% -0.8 418,383 -54,994
Rhode Island 7.3% 0.2 39,218 640
South Carolina 4.4% 0.2 102,186 1,642
South Dakota 3.5% -0.2 15,961 -1,062
Tennessee 5.3% -2.0 182,340 -62,743
Texas 8.1% 1.2 1,153,252 185,087
Utah 4.3% 0.2 70,878 3,749
Vermont 3.1% -0.1 9,973 -248
Virginia 4.9% -0.3 208,155 -12,464
Washington 6.0% 0.0 229,465 -8,320
West Virginia 6.2% -0.2 47,558 -1,598
Wisconsin 5.0% -1.0 156,549 -32,939
Wyoming 5.1% -0.4 15,005 -1,346