State unemployment in the U.S. in 2018

Number of unemployed persons in the U.S. in 2018, by state (in 1,000s)

State unemployment in the U.S. in 2018 This table ranks the 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia by their number of unemployed persons in 2018. In 2018, California had the largest number of unemployed people in the United States with about 815,000 people.
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Number of unemployed persons in the U.S. in 2018, by state (in 1,000s)

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StateNumber of unemployed in thousands
California 815
Texas 534
New York 394
Florida 365
Illinois 278
Pennsylvania 276
Ohio 263
Michigan 203
Georgia 201
North Carolina 195
New Jersey 183
Washington 171
Arizona 166
Virginia 129
Massachusetts 127
Maryland 125
Indiana 116
Tennessee 113
Louisiana 103
Colorado 102
Missouri 98
Wisconsin 94
Kentucky 89
Minnesota 89
Oregon 87
Alabama 86
South Carolina 80
Connecticut 78
Nevada 68
Oklahoma 63
Mississippi 61
Kansas 50
Arkansas 50
Utah 49
New Mexico 47
Iowa 43
West Virginia 41
Nebraska 29
Maine 24
Alaska 24
Idaho 24
Rhode Island 23
District of Columbia 22
Montana 20
New Hampshire 19
Delaware 18
Hawaii 17
South Dakota 14
Wyoming 12
North Dakota 11
Vermont 9
StateNumber of unemployed in thousands
California 815
Texas 534
New York 394
Florida 365
Illinois 278
Pennsylvania 276
Ohio 263
Michigan 203
Georgia 201
North Carolina 195
New Jersey 183
Washington 171
Arizona 166
Virginia 129
Massachusetts 127
Maryland 125
Indiana 116
Tennessee 113
Louisiana 103
Colorado 102
Missouri 98
Wisconsin 94
Kentucky 89
Minnesota 89
Oregon 87
Alabama 86
South Carolina 80
Connecticut 78
Nevada 68
Oklahoma 63
Mississippi 61
Kansas 50
Arkansas 50
Utah 49
New Mexico 47
Iowa 43
West Virginia 41
Nebraska 29
Maine 24
Alaska 24
Idaho 24
Rhode Island 23
District of Columbia 22
Montana 20
New Hampshire 19
Delaware 18
Hawaii 17
South Dakota 14
Wyoming 12
North Dakota 11
Vermont 9
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This table ranks the 50 states of the United States and the District of Columbia by their number of unemployed persons in 2018. In 2018, California had the largest number of unemployed people in the United States with about 815,000 people.
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