Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – February 2015


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 2

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 15

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 7

MEDIAN UNEMPLOYMENT (HBCU TERRITORIES) – 5.6%

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 3.9%

HIGHEST – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.8%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  5.8% (6.0%)

ARKANSAS – 5.5% (5.6%)

CALIFORNIA – 6.7% (6.9%)

DELAWARE – 4.8% (5.0%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.8% (7.7%)

FLORIDA – 5.6% (5.7%)

GEORGIA – 6.3% (6.4%)

ILLINOIS – 6.0% (6.1%)

KENTUCKY – 5.2% (5.5%)

LOUISIANA – 6.7% (7.0%)

MARYLAND – 5.5% (5.5%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.9% (5.1%)

MICHIGAN – 5.9% (6.3%)

MISSISSIPPI – 7.0% (7.1%)

MISSOURI –  5.5% (5.5%)

NEW YORK – 5.8% (5.8%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.3% (5.4%)

OHIO – 5.1% (5.1%)

OKLAHOMA – 3.9% (3.9%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.2% (5.1%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.6% (6.6%)

TENNESSEE – 6.6% (6.7%)

TEXAS – 4.3% (4.4%)

VIRGINIA – 4.7% (4.7%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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