Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – January 2015


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 9

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 12

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 3

MEDIAN UNEMPLOYMENT (HBCU TERRITORIES) – 5.7%

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 3.9%

HIGHEST – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.7%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.0% (5.7%)

ARKANSAS – 5.6% (5.7%)

CALIFORNIA – 6.9% (7.0%)

DELAWARE – 5.0% (5.4%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.7% (7.3%)

FLORIDA – 5.7% (5.6%)

GEORGIA – 6.4% (6.9%)

ILLINOIS – 6.1% (6.2%)

KENTUCKY – 5.5% (5.7%)

LOUISIANA – 7.0% (6.7%)

MARYLAND – 5.5% (5.5%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 5.1% (5.5%)

MICHIGAN – 6.3% (6.3%)

MISSISSIPPI – 7.1% (7.2%)

MISSOURI –  5.5% (5.4%)

NEW YORK – 5.8% (5.8%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.4% (5.5%)

OHIO – 5.1% (4.8%)

OKLAHOMA – 3.9% (4.2%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.1% (4.8%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.6% (6.5%)

TENNESSEE – 6.7% (6.5%)

TEXAS – 4.4% (4.6%)

VIRGINIA – 4.7% (4.8%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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