Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – December 2014


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 1

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 23

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 0

MEDIAN UNEMPLOYMENT (HBCU TERRITORIES) – 5.7%

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 4.2%

HIGHEST – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.3%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  5.7% (6.0%)

ARKANSAS – 5.7% (5.8%)

CALIFORNIA – 7.0% (7.2%)

DELAWARE – 5.4% (6.0%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.3% (7.4%)

FLORIDA – 5.6% (5.8%)

GEORGIA – 6.9% (7.2%)

ILLINOIS – 6.2% (6.4%)

KENTUCKY – 5.7% (6.2%)

LOUISIANA – 6.7% (6.5%)

MARYLAND – 5.5% (5.6%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 5.5% (5.8%)

MICHIGAN – 6.3% (6.7%)

MISSISSIPPI – 7.2% (7.3%)

MISSOURI –  5.4% (5.6%)

NEW YORK – 5.8% (5.9%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.5% (5.8%)

OHIO – 4.8% (5.0%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.2% (4.4%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 4.8% (5.1%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.5% (6.7%)

TENNESSEE – 6.5% (6.8%)

TEXAS – 4.6% (4.9%)

VIRGINIA – 4.8% (5.0%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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