Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – June 2015


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 3

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 12

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 9

MEDIAN UNEMPLOYMENT (HBCU TERRITORIES) – 5.7%

LOWEST: TEXAS – 4.2%

HIGHEST – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.0%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.1% (6.1%)

ARKANSAS – 5.7% (5.7%)

CALIFORNIA – 6.3% (6.4%)

DELAWARE – 4.7% (4.6%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 7.0% (7.3%)

FLORIDA – 5.5% (5.7%)

GEORGIA – 6.1% (6.3%)

ILLINOIS – 5.9% (6.0%)

KENTUCKY – 5.1% (5.1%)

LOUISIANA – 6.4% (6.6%)

MARYLAND – 5.2% (5.3%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.6% (4.6%)

MICHIGAN – 5.5% (5.5%)

MISSISSIPPI – 6.6% (6.7%)

MISSOURI –  5.8% (5.8%)

NEW YORK – 5.5% (5.7%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.8% (5.7%)

OHIO – 5.2% (5.2%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.5% (4.3%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.4% (5.4%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.6% (6.8%)

TENNESSEE – 5.7% (5.8%)

TEXAS – 4.2% (4.3%)

VIRGINIA – 4.9% (4.9%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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