Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – May 2016


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 2

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 17

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 5

LOWEST: ARKANSAS & VIRGINIA – 3.8%

HIGHEST – ILLINOIS – 6.4%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.1% (6.1%)

ARKANSAS – 3.8% (3.9%)

CALIFORNIA – 5.2% (5.3%)

DELAWARE – 4.1% (4.2%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.1% (6.4%)

FLORIDA – 4.7% (4.8%)

GEORGIA – 5.3% (5.5%)

ILLINOIS – 6.4% (6.6%)

KENTUCKY – 5.1% (5.3%)

LOUISIANA – 6.3% (6.3%)

MARYLAND – 4.5% (4.6%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.2% (4.2%)

MICHIGAN – 4.7% (4.8%)

MISSISSIPPI – 5.8% (6.0%)

MISSOURI –  4.3% (4.3%)

NEW YORK – 4.7% (4.9%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.1% (5.4%)

OHIO – 5.1% (5.2%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.7% (4.5%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.5% (5.3%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 5.6% (5.8%)

TENNESSEE – 4.1% (4.3%)

TEXAS – 4.4% (4.4%)

VIRGINIA – 3.8% (3.9%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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