Current Unemployment Rates for all 50 States

At the beginning of each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases unemployment data for the previous month.

One of the most-watched data is the unemployment rates for all 50 states. The seasonally-adjusted state unemployment rate is a leading indicator of where the states stand regarding employment activity.

For your convenience, we have published below the current unemployment rate for all 50 states by month, grouped by year.

The monthly report below also includes the top 10 states with the highest and lowest unemployment rates.

We have also shared below frequently asked questions about unemployment benefits, including which states pay the most in benefits.

"Current unemployment rate for all 50 states"

Current Unemployment Rates for all 50 States

See below for the monthly state unemployment rate by month, grouped by year.

2021

January

2020

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January