Number of unemployed persons in the U.S. in 2016, by state (in 1,000)

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StateNumber of unemployed in thousands
California 1,038
Texas 613
Florida 480
New York 463
Illinois 384
Pennsylvania 352
Ohio 282
Georgia 264
North Carolina 246
Michigan 238
New Jersey 224
Washington 198
Arizona 172
Virginia 170
Tennessee 151
Indiana 147
Missouri 141
Maryland 136
Massachusetts 133
Alabama 130
Louisiana 129
Wisconsin 129
Minnesota 117
South Carolina 111
Kentucky 100
Oregon 100
Colorado 96
Connecticut 96
Oklahoma 89
Nevada 81
Mississippi 75
Iowa 62
Kansas 62
New Mexico 62
Arkansas 54
Utah 52
West Virginia 47
Nebraska 32
Idaho 31
Rhode Island 29
Maine 27
District of Columbia 24
Alaska 24
Montana 22
New Hampshire 21
Delaware 21
Hawaii 21
Wyoming 16
South Dakota 13
North Dakota 13
Vermont 11
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This table ranks the 51 states of the United States by their number of unemployed persons in 2016. In 2016, California had the largest unemployment level in the United States with about 1.04 million people.

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