United States Unemployment Rate in October, 2021
Updated on June 29, 2022.

The seasonally adjusted Unemployment Rate of the United States in October, 2021 was 4.6%, according to recent data from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The 3 states with the highest unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) in October, 2021 were:

  1. District of Columbia: 6.3%
  2. California: 6.1%
  3. New Mexico: 6.1%

On the other hand, the 3 states with the lowest unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted) in October, 2021 were:

  1. Utah: 2.3%
  2. Nebraska: 2.4%
  3. Indiana: 2.8%

Use the interactive visualization and table below to explore this data for each U.S. state for October, 2021. You can also see links at the bottom of this page for similar data for other months, and also for each U.S. state.

See also: Historical United States Unemployment Rate.

U.S. Unemployment Rate in October, 2021 (%)
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State Unemployment Rate (%)
Alabama 3.1
Alaska 5.7
Arizona 3.9
Arkansas 3.4
California 6.1
Colorado 4.5
Connecticut 5.4
Delaware 4.9
Florida 3.7
Georgia 3.4
Hawaii 4.7
Idaho 3.2
Illinois 5.3
Indiana 2.8
Iowa 4
Kansas 2.9
Kentucky 4.6
Louisiana 4.6
Maine 4.4
Maryland 5.7
Massachusetts 5
Michigan 5.4
Minnesota 3.1
Mississippi 4.7
Missouri 4
Montana 3
Nebraska 2.4
Nevada 5.4
New Hampshire 3.1
New Jersey 5.5
New Mexico 6.1
New York 5.7
North Carolina 4.4
North Dakota 3.2
Ohio 4.5
Oklahoma 2.9
Oregon 4.4
Pennsylvania 5.6
Rhode Island 5
South Carolina 3.6
South Dakota 3
Tennessee 3.7
Texas 5
Utah 2.3
Vermont 3.1
Virginia 3.4
Washington 4.6
West Virginia 4.3
Wisconsin 3.2
Wyoming 4
District of Columbia 6.3

United States Unemployment Rate For Other Months and Years

Use the following links to see the US Unemployment Rate for other months and years. Or see links for all the available months and years here.
2020
2021
2022