Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – June 2014


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NUMBER OF STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 7

NUMBER OF STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 10

NUMBER OF STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 7

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 4.5%

HIGHEST – MISSISSIPPI – 7.9%

ALABAMA –  6.8% (6.8%)

ARKANSAS – 6.2% (6.4%)

CALIFORNIA – 7.4% (7.6%)

DELAWARE – 6.1% (5.9%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.4% (7.5%)

FLORIDA – 6.2% (6.3%)

GEORGIA – 7.4% (7.2%)

ILLINOIS – 7.1% (7.5%)

KENTUCKY – 7.4% (7.7%)

LOUISIANA – 5.0% (4.9%)

MARYLAND – 5.8% (5.6%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 5.5% (5.6%)

MICHIGAN – 7.5% (7.5%)

MISSISSIPPI – 7.9% (7.7%)

MISSOURI –  6.5% (6.6%)

NEW YORK – 6.6% (6.7%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 6.4% (6.4%)

OHIO – 5.5% (5.5%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.5% (4.6%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.6% (5.6%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 5.3% (5.3%)

TENNESSEE – 6.6% (6.4%)

TEXAS – 5.1% (5.1%)

VIRGINIA – 5.3% (5.1%)

Previous month in parentheses.

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