Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – October 2014


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NUMBER OF STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 2

NUMBER OF STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 19

NUMBER OF STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 3

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 4.5%

HIGHEST – GEORGIA – 7.7%

ALABAMA –  6.3% (6.6%)

ARKANSAS – 6.0% (6.2%)

CALIFORNIA – 7.3% (7.3%)

DELAWARE – 6.4% (6.5%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.6% (7.7%)

FLORIDA – 6.0% (6.1%)

GEORGIA – 7.7% (7.9%)

ILLINOIS – 6.6% (6.6%)

KENTUCKY – 6.2% (6.7%)

LOUISIANA – 6.2% (6.0%)

MARYLAND – 6.0% (6.3%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 6.0% (6.0%)

MICHIGAN – 7.1% (7.2%)

MISSISSIPPI – 7.6% (7.7%)

MISSOURI –  5.9% (6.3%)

NEW YORK – 6.0% (6.2%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 6.3% (6.7%)

OHIO – 5.3% (5.6%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.5% (4.7%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.4% (5.7%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.7% (6.6%)

TENNESSEE – 7.1% (7.3%)

TEXAS – 5.1% (5.2%)

VIRGINIA – 5.3% (5.5%)

Previous month in parentheses.

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