Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – July 2014


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NUMBER OF STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 15

NUMBER OF STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 1

NUMBER OF STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 8

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 4.6%

HIGHEST – MISSISSIPPI – 8.0%

ALABAMA –  7.0% (6.8%)

ARKANSAS – 6.2% (6.2%)

CALIFORNIA – 7.4% (7.4%)

DELAWARE – 6.2% (6.1%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.4% (7.4%)

FLORIDA – 6.2% (6.2%)

GEORGIA – 7.8% (7.4%)

ILLINOIS – 6.8% (7.1%)

KENTUCKY – 7.4% (7.4%)

LOUISIANA – 5.4% (5.0%)

MARYLAND – 6.1% (5.8%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 5.6% (5.5%)

MICHIGAN – 7.7% (7.5%)

MISSISSIPPI – 8.0% (7.9%)

MISSOURI –  6.5% (6.5%)

NEW YORK – 6.6% (6.6%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 6.5% (6.4%)

OHIO – 5.7% (5.5%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.6% (4.5%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.7% (5.6%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 5.7% (5.3%)

TENNESSEE – 7.1% (6.6%)

TEXAS – 5.1% (5.1%)

VIRGINIA – 5.4% (5.3%)

Previous month in parentheses.

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