Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – September 2014


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NUMBER OF STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 4

NUMBER OF STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 17

NUMBER OF STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 3

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 4.7%

HIGHEST – GEORGIA – 7.9%

ALABAMA –  6.6% (6.9%)

ARKANSAS – 6.2% (6.3%)

CALIFORNIA – 7.3% (7.4%)

DELAWARE – 6.5% (6.5%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.7% (7.6%)

FLORIDA – 6.1% (6.3%)

GEORGIA – 7.9% (8.1%)

ILLINOIS – 6.6% (6.7%)

KENTUCKY – 6.7% (7.1%)

LOUISIANA – 6.0% (5.8%)

MARYLAND – 6.3% (6.4%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 6.0% (5.8%)

MICHIGAN – 7.2% (7.4%)

MISSISSIPPI – 7.7% (7.9%)

MISSOURI –  6.3% (6.3%)

NEW YORK – 6.2% (6.4%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 6.7% (6.8%)

OHIO – 5.6% (5.7%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.7% (4.7%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.7% (5.8%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.6% (6.4%)

TENNESSEE – 7.3% (7.4%)

TEXAS – 5.2% (5.3%)

VIRGINIA – 5.5% (5.6%)

Previous month in parentheses.

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