Number of unemployed persons in the U.S. in 2014//15, by state (in 1,000)

This table ranks the 51 states of the United States by their number of unemployed persons in 2014/15. In 2014/15, California had the largest unemployment level in the United States with about 1.41 million people.

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StateNumber of unemployed in thousands
California 1,410
Texas 664
Florida 522
New York 513
Illinois 386
Pennsylvania 330
Georgia 280
Ohio 277
North Carolina 274
Michigan 258
New Jersey 255
Washington 214
Arizona 211
Virginia 189
Massachusetts 178
Tennessee 177
Maryland 164
Indiana 157
Missouri 156
Wisconsin 143
Colorado 141
Louisiana 138
South Carolina 135
Oregon 132
Alabama 131
Minnesota 112
Nevada 111
Connecticut 106
Kentucky 105
Mississippi 83
Oklahoma 81
Arkansas 80
Kansas 63
New Mexico 62
Iowa 62
Utah 55
West Virginia 53
Idaho 38
Rhode Island 33
Maine 30
Nebraska 30
Hawaii 29
District of Columbia 27
Alaska 25
New Hampshire 25
Montana 24
Delaware 23
South Dakota 14
Vermont 13
Wyoming 13
North Dakota 11
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