State unemployment rates, by race/ethnicity and overall, 2023 Q3

State All White Black Hispanic AAPI
United States 3.7% 3.0% 5.9% 4.6% 3.0%
Alabama 2.1% 1.8% 2.7% 2.7%* 1.7%*
Alaska 3.9% 2.0% 6.3%* 4.6%* 3.6%
Arizona 3.8% 3.1% 6.1%* 4.2% 2.9%*
Arkansas 2.7% 2.5% 4.10% 3.4%* 2.2%*
California 4.6% 4.1% 7.2% 4.9% 4.0%
Colorado 3.1% 2.5% 4.8%* 4.4% 2.5%*
Connecticut 3.5% 2.7% 5.9%* 4.9% 2.8%*
Delaware 4.1% 3.5% 5.6% 5.0%* 3.3%*
Florida 2.7% 2.3% 4.1% 2.9% 1.7%*
Georgia 3.3% 2.2% 5.8% 3.5%* 2.7%*
Hawaii 2.8% 2.0% 4.5%* 3.9%* 2.6%
Idaho 3.0% 2.5% 4.7%* 4.1% 2.4%*
Illinois 4.2% 3.2% 9.1% 4.8% 2.6%
Indiana 3.4% 2.8% 5.7% 4.4%* 2.8%*
Iowa 2.9% 2.4% 4.9%* 3.9%* 2.3%*
Kansas 2.7% 2.6% 4.2%* 3.6%* 2.2%*
Kentucky 4.0% 3.3% 8.3% 5.0%* 3.2%*
Louisiana 3.3% 2.4% 4.7% 4.2% 2.7%*
Maine 2.5% 2.5% 4.1%* 3.2%* 2.0%*
Maryland 1.7% 1.2% 2.4% 2.1%* 1.4%*
Massachusetts 2.6% 2.2% 4.5% 3.9% 1.8%
Michigan 3.7% 3.3% 5.4% 4.3% 3.0%*
Minnesota 3.1% 2.9% 4.6%* 3.8%* 2.5%*
Mississippi 3.1% 2.2% 4.7% 3.9%* 2.5%*
Missouri 2.8% 2.4% 4.9% 3.5%* 2.3%*
Montana 2.6% 2.2% 4.1%* 3.2%* 2.1%*
Nebraska 2.0% 1.5% 3.3%* 2.7%* 1.6%*
Nevada 5.4% 4.4% 9.8% 5.3% 4.5%
New Hampshire 1.8% 1.8% 2.9%* 2.3%* 1.5%*
New Jersey 4.2% 3.4% 8.1% 4.2% 2.9%
New Mexico 3.7% 2.7% 5.3%* 4.10% 3.0%*
New York 3.9% 2.8% 6.9% 5.8% 2.9%
North Carolina 3.3% 2.7% 5.4% 3.2% 2.7%*
North Dakota 1.9% 1.6% 3.2%* 2.4%* 1.6%*
Ohio 3.4% 2.8% 6.1% 4.2%* 2.7%*
Oklahoma 2.8% 2.6% 4.7%* 3.4% 2.3%*
Oregon 3.4% 3.3% 5.5%* 4.4% 2.6%*
Pennsylvania 3.5% 3.2% 4.2% 5.6% 2.8%*
Rhode Island 2.7% 2.0% 4.3%* 4.9% 2.2%*
South Carolina 3.0% 2.1% 5.2% 3.7%* 2.4%*
South Dakota 1.9% 1.4% 3.0%* 2.4%* 1.5%*
Tennessee 3.1% 2.7% 4.5% 4.1%* 2.5%*
Texas 4.1% 2.9% 6.3% 5.0% 2.2%
Utah 2.5% 2.2% 4.0%* 3.2% 2.0%*
Vermont 1.8% 1.8% 2.9%* 2.3%* 1.5%*
Virginia 2.5% 2.1% 4.5% 2.6% 1.8%*
Washington 3.6% 3.5% 5.6%* 4.7% 2.5%
Washington D.C. 5.0% 2.0% 10.4% 4.1% 4.0%*
West Virginia 3.6% 3.4% 6.2%* 4.5%* 2.9%*
Wisconsin 2.9% 2.1% 5.1%* 4.3%* 2.3%*
Wyoming 2.9% 2.4% 4.7%* 4.3% 2.4%*

Notes: AAPI stands for Asian American and Pacific Islander. Unemployment rates for each demographic group are produced from a weighted average of state and national unemployment trends. Those states and demographic groups with typically small sample sizes require a heavier weighting of national-level data to supplement their analysis. See Methodological note for more detail. 

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) data and Current Population Survey (CPS) data.

View the underlying data on epi.org.