Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – August 2014


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NUMBER OF STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 15

NUMBER OF STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 7

NUMBER OF STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 2

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 4.7%

HIGHEST – GEORGIA – 8.1%

ALABAMA –  6.9% (7.0%)

ARKANSAS – 6.3% (6.2%)

CALIFORNIA – 7.4% (7.4%)

DELAWARE – 6.5% (6.2%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.6% (7.4%)

FLORIDA – 6.3% (6.2%)

GEORGIA – 8.1% (7.8%)

ILLINOIS – 6.7% (6.8%)

KENTUCKY – 7.1% (7.4%)

LOUISIANA – 5.8% (5.4%)

MARYLAND – 6.4% (6.1%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 5.8% (5.6%)

MICHIGAN – 7.4% (7.7%)

MISSISSIPPI – 7.9% (8.0%)

MISSOURI –  6.3% (6.5%)

NEW YORK – 6.4% (6.6%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 6.8% (6.5%)

OHIO – 5.7% (5.7%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.7% (4.6%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.8% (5.7%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.4% (5.7%)

TENNESSEE – 7.4% (7.1%)

TEXAS – 5.3% (5.1%)

VIRGINIA – 5.6% (5.4%)

Previous month in parentheses.

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