Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – July 2016


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 9

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 10

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 5

LOWEST: VIRGINIA – 3.7%

HIGHEST – LOUISIANA – 6.3%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  5.7% (6.0%)

ARKANSAS – 3.9% (3.8%)

CALIFORNIA – 5.5% (5.4%)

DELAWARE – 4.3% (4.2%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 5.9% (6.0%)

FLORIDA – 4.7% (4.7%)

GEORGIA – 5.0% (5.1%)

ILLINOIS – 5.8% (6.2%)

KENTUCKY – 4.9% (5.0%)

LOUISIANA – 6.3% (6.2%)

MARYLAND – 4.3% (4.3%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.1% (4.2%)

MICHIGAN – 4.5% (4.6%)

MISSISSIPPI – 6.0% (5.9%)

MISSOURI –  4.7% (4.5%)

NEW YORK – 4.7% (4.7%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 4.7% (4.9%)

OHIO – 4.8% (5.0%)

OKLAHOMA – 5.0% (4.8%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.6% (5.6%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 5.2% (5.4%)

TENNESSEE – 4.3% (4.1%)

TEXAS – 4.6% (4.5%)

VIRGINIA – 3.7% (3.7%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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