Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – April 2015


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 5

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 10

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 9

MEDIAN UNEMPLOYMENT (HBCU TERRITORIES) – 5.6%

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA – 4.1%

HIGHEST – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.5%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  5.8% (5.7%)

ARKANSAS – 5.7% (5.6%)

CALIFORNIA – 6.3% (6.5%)

DELAWARE – 4.5% (4.6%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.5% (7.7%)

FLORIDA – 5.6% (5.7%)

GEORGIA – 6.3% (6.3%)

ILLINOIS – 6.0% (6.0%)

KENTUCKY – 5.0% (5.1%)

LOUISIANA – 6.6% (6.6%)

MARYLAND – 5.3% (5.4%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.7% (4.8%)

MICHIGAN – 5.4% (5.6%)

MISSISSIPPI – 6.6% (6.8%)

MISSOURI –  5.7% (5.6%)

NEW YORK – 5.7% (5.7%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.5% (5.4%)

OHIO – 5.2% (5.1%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.1% (3.9%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.3% (5.3%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.7% (6.7%)

TENNESSEE – 6.0% (6.3%)

TEXAS – 4.2% (4.2%)

VIRGINIA – 4.8% (4.8%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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