Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – May 2015


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 14

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 3

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 7

MEDIAN UNEMPLOYMENT (HBCU TERRITORIES) – 5.7%

LOWEST: OKLAHOMA & TEXAS – 4.3%

HIGHEST – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.3%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.1% (5.8%)

ARKANSAS – 5.7% (5.7%)

CALIFORNIA – 6.4% (6.3%)

DELAWARE – 4.6% (4.5%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.3% (7.5%)

FLORIDA – 5.7% (5.6%)

GEORGIA – 6.3% (6.3%)

ILLINOIS – 6.0% (6.0%)

KENTUCKY – 5.1% (5.0%)

LOUISIANA – 6.6% (6.6%)

MARYLAND – 5.3% (5.3%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.6% (4.7%)

MICHIGAN – 5.5% (5.4%)

MISSISSIPPI – 6.7% (6.6%)

MISSOURI –  5.8% (5.7%)

NEW YORK – 5.7% (5.7%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.7% (5.5%)

OHIO – 5.2% (5.2%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.3% (4.1%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.4% (5.3%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.8% (6.7%)

TENNESSEE – 5.8% (6.0%)

TEXAS – 4.3% (4.2%)

VIRGINIA – 4.9% (4.8%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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