Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – March 2015


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 7

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 13

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 4

MEDIAN UNEMPLOYMENT (HBCU TERRITORIES) – 5.6%

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 3.9%

HIGHEST – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.7%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  5.7% (5.8%)

ARKANSAS – 5.6% (5.5%)

CALIFORNIA – 6.5% (6.7%)

DELAWARE – 4.6% (4.8%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.7% (7.8%)

FLORIDA – 5.7% (5.6%)

GEORGIA – 6.3% (6.3%)

ILLINOIS – 6.0% (6.0%)

KENTUCKY – 5.1% (5.2%)

LOUISIANA – 6.6% (6.7%)

MARYLAND – 5.4% (5.5%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.8% (4.9%)

MICHIGAN – 5.6% (5.9%)

MISSISSIPPI – 6.8% (7.0%)

MISSOURI –  5.6% (5.5%)

NEW YORK – 5.7% (5.8%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.4% (5.3%)

OHIO – 5.1% (5.1%)

OKLAHOMA – 3.9% (3.9%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.3% (5.2%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.7% (6.6%)

TENNESSEE – 6.3% (6.6%)

TEXAS – 4.2% (4.3%)

VIRGINIA – 4.8% (4.7%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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