Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – October 2015


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 3

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 17

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 4

LOWEST: VIRGINIA – 4.2%

HIGHEST – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.6%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  5.9% (6.0%)

ARKANSAS – 5.1% (5.2%)

CALIFORNIA – 5.8% (5.9%)

DELAWARE – 5.1% (4.9%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.6% (6.7%)

FLORIDA – 5.1% (5.2%)

GEORGIA – 5.7% (5.8%)

ILLINOIS – 5.4% (5.4%)

KENTUCKY – 4.9% (5.0%)

LOUISIANA – 6.2% (6.0%)

MARYLAND – 5.1% (5.1%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.6% (4.6%)

MICHIGAN – 5.0% (5.0%)

MISSISSIPPI – 5.9% (6.1%)

MISSOURI –  5.0% (5.3%)

NEW YORK – 4.8% (5.1%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.7% (5.8%)

OHIO – 4.4% (4.5%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.3% (4.4%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.1% (5.3%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 5.6% (5.7%)

TENNESSEE – 5.6% (5.7%)

TEXAS – 4.4% (4.2%)

VIRGINIA – 4.2% (4.3%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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