Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – June 2016


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 7

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 12

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 5

LOWEST: VIRGINIA – 3.7%

HIGHEST – ILLINOIS & LOUISIANA – 6.2%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.0% (6.1%)

ARKANSAS – 3.8% (3.8%)

CALIFORNIA – 5.4% (5.2%)

DELAWARE – 4.2% (4.1%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.0% (6.1%)

FLORIDA – 4.7% (4.7%)

GEORGIA – 5.1% (5.3%)

ILLINOIS – 6.2% (6.4%)

KENTUCKY – 5.0% (5.1%)

LOUISIANA – 6.2% (6.3%)

MARYLAND – 4.3% (4.5%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.2% (4.2%)

MICHIGAN – 4.6% (4.7%)

MISSISSIPPI – 5.9% (5.8%)

MISSOURI –  4.5% (4.3%)

NEW YORK – 4.7% (4.7%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 4.9% (5.1%)

OHIO – 5.0% (5.1%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.8% (4.7%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.6% (5.5%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 5.4% (5.6%)

TENNESSEE – 4.1% (4.1%)

TEXAS – 4.5% (4.4%)

VIRGINIA – 3.7% (3.8%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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