While poverty and economic insecurity are too high across the country, some parts of the nation fare better than others. Use our interactive map to learn more about the economic health of your state and congressional district across a variety of indicators.


38.1 million people in the U.S. fell below the poverty line in 2018.

Unemployment - 2019

Map Key
  • Less than 4.5 %
  • 4.6 - 5.9 %
  • 6 - 6.5 %
  • 6.6 - 7 %
  • More than 7 %

Percentage of all workers who were unemployed in 2018

States Ranked by Unemployment Rate (2019)

State Name Unemployment Rank
Hawaii 2.4%1st
Iowa 2.5%2nd
New Hampshire 2.5%2nd
North Dakota 2.6%4th
Vermont 2.7%5th
Idaho 2.8%6th
Nebraska 2.8%6th
Minnesota 2.9%8th
Virginia 3.0%9th
Wisconsin 3.0%9th
South Dakota 3.0%9th
Utah 3.1%12th
Missouri 3.2%13th
Colorado 3.3%14th
Massachusetts 3.3%14th
Indiana 3.4%16th
Oklahoma 3.4%16th
Kansas 3.4%16th
South Carolina 3.4%16th
Maine 3.4%16th
Tennessee 3.5%21st
Florida 3.6%22nd
Arkansas 3.7%23rd
Montana 3.7%23rd
Delaware 3.8%25th
Alabama 3.9%26th
Texas 3.9%26th
North Carolina 3.9%26th
Maryland 3.9%26th
Georgia 3.9%26th
New York 4.1%31st
Michigan 4.1%31st
Connecticut 4.1%31st
Rhode Island 4.1%31st
Wyoming 4.1%31st
New Jersey 4.1%31st
California 4.2%37th
Oregon 4.2%37th
Illinois 4.3%39th
Pennsylvania 4.3%39th
Kentucky 4.3%39th
Washington 4.5%42nd
Ohio 4.6%43rd
Nevada 4.6%43rd
Arizona 4.8%45th
Mississippi 4.8%45th
Louisiana 4.9%47th
New Mexico 4.9%47th
West Virginia 5.3%49th
District of Columbia 5.6%50th
Alaska 6.6%51st