Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – July 2015


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 4

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 13

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 7

MEDIAN UNEMPLOYMENT (HBCU TERRITORIES) – 5.7%

LOWEST: TEXAS – 4.2%

HIGHEST – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.8%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.2% (6.1%)

ARKANSAS – 5.6% (5.7%)

CALIFORNIA – 6.2% (6.3%)

DELAWARE – 4.7% (4.7%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.8% (7.0%)

FLORIDA – 5.4% (5.5%)

GEORGIA – 6.0% (6.1%)

ILLINOIS – 5.8% (5.9%)

KENTUCKY – 5.2% (5.1%)

LOUISIANA – 6.2% (6.4%)

MARYLAND – 5.2% (5.2%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.7% (4.6%)

MICHIGAN – 5.3% (5.5%)

MISSISSIPPI – 6.5% (6.6%)

MISSOURI –  5.8% (5.8%)

NEW YORK – 5.4% (5.5%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.9% (5.8%)

OHIO – 5.0% (5.2%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.5% (4.5%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.4% (5.4%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 6.4% (6.6%)

TENNESSEE – 5.7% (5.7%)

TEXAS – 4.2% (4.2%)

VIRGINIA – 4.8% (4.9%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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