Unemployment Rates, 2016

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 Civilian Labor Force, 2016Persons Employed, 2016Persons Unemployed, 2016Unemployment Rate, 2016Unemployment Rate, Percent of U.S. Average, 2016
United States159,187,000 151,436,000 7,751,000 4.9% 100.0%
Appalachian Region11,822,868 11,164,798 658,070 5.6% 114.3%
STATE TOTALS
Alabama2,177,209 2,049,971 127,238 5.8% 120.0%
Georgia4,921,491 4,658,053 263,438 5.4% 109.9%
Kentucky2,014,110 1,910,901 103,209 5.1% 105.2%
Maryland3,160,070 3,019,150 140,920 4.5% 91.6%
Mississippi1,279,440 1,205,192 74,248 5.8% 119.2%
New York9,557,094 9,093,571 463,523 4.9% 99.6%
North Carolina4,860,259 4,613,300 246,959 5.1% 104.4%
Ohio5,739,013 5,450,622 288,391 5.0% 103.2%
Pennsylvania6,450,053 6,103,007 347,046 5.4% 110.5%
South Carolina2,290,562 2,175,584 114,978 5.0% 103.1%
Tennessee3,128,882 2,981,610 147,272 4.7% 96.7%
Virginia4,242,674 4,069,050 173,624 4.1% 84.0%
West Virginia782,908 735,157 47,751 6.1% 125.3%
STATE APPALACHIAN TOTALS
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Appalachian Alabama1,421,575 1,341,699 79,876 5.6% 115.4%
Appalachian Georgia1,549,351 1,472,903 76,448 4.9% 101.3%
Appalachian Kentucky432,142 399,592 32,550 7.5% 154.7%
Appalachian Maryland123,366 116,561 6,805 5.5% 113.3%
Appalachian Mississippi271,902 256,253 15,649 5.8% 118.2%
Appalachian New York465,358 440,059 25,299 5.4% 111.7%
Appalachian North Carolina818,722 779,894 38,828 4.7% 97.4%
Appalachian Ohio900,467 843,033 57,434 6.4% 131.0%
Appalachian Pennsylvania2,832,976 2,665,390 167,586 5.9% 121.5%
Appalachian South Carolina590,281 563,016 27,265 4.6% 94.9%
Appalachian Tennessee1,301,163 1,236,948 64,215 4.9% 101.4%
Appalachian Virginia332,653 314,290 18,363 5.5% 113.4%
West Virginia782,912 735,160 47,752 6.1% 125.3%