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.


37 million people in the U.S. fell below the poverty line in 2020.

Unemployment - 2020

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 2019

States Ranked by Unemployment Rate (2020)

State Name Unemployment Rank
North Dakota 2.4%1st
Vermont 2.4%1st
New Hampshire 2.5%3rd
Utah 2.6%4th
Hawaii 2.7%5th
Iowa 2.7%5th
Virginia 2.8%7th
Colorado 2.8%7th
South Carolina 2.8%7th
Massachusetts 2.9%10th
Idaho 2.9%10th
Alabama 3.0%12th
Nebraska 3.0%12th
Maine 3.0%12th
Florida 3.1%15th
Minnesota 3.2%16th
Kansas 3.2%16th
Indiana 3.3%18th
Missouri 3.3%18th
Oklahoma 3.3%18th
Wisconsin 3.3%18th
South Dakota 3.3%18th
Georgia 3.4%23rd
Tennessee 3.4%23rd
Texas 3.5%25th
Arkansas 3.5%25th
Montana 3.5%25th
Rhode Island 3.6%28th
Wyoming 3.6%28th
New Jersey 3.6%28th
Maryland 3.6%28th
Oregon 3.7%32nd
Connecticut 3.7%32nd
Delaware 3.8%34th
North Carolina 3.9%35th
Nevada 3.9%35th
New York 4.0%37th
Illinois 4.0%37th
California 4.0%37th
Michigan 4.1%40th
Ohio 4.1%40th
Washington 4.3%42nd
Kentucky 4.3%42nd
Pennsylvania 4.4%44th
Arizona 4.7%45th
Louisiana 4.8%46th
West Virginia 4.9%47th
New Mexico 4.9%47th
Mississippi 5.4%49th
District of Columbia 5.5%50th
Alaska 6.1%51st