Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – December 2016


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 6

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 12

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 6

LOWEST: MASSACHUSETTS – 2.8%

HIGHEST – ALABAMA – 6.2%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.2% (5.9%)

ARKANSAS – 3.9% (4.0%)

CALIFORNIA – 5.2% (5.3%)

DELAWARE – 4.3% (4.3%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 5.8% (6.0%)

FLORIDA – 4.9% (4.9%)

GEORGIA – 5.4% (5.3%)

ILLINOIS – 5.7% (5.6%)

KENTUCKY – 4.8% (4.8%)

LOUISIANA – 6.1% (6.2%)

MARYLAND – 4.2% (4.2%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 2.8% (2.9%)

MICHIGAN – 5.0% (4.9%)

MISSISSIPPI – 5.6% (5.7%)

MISSOURI –  4.4% (4.7%)

NEW YORK – 4.9% (5.1%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.1% (5.0%)

OHIO – 4.9% (4.9%)

OKLAHOMA – 5.0% (5.1%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.6% (5.7%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 4.3% (4.4%)

TENNESSEE – 4.9% (4.8%)

TEXAS – 4.6% (4.6%)

VIRGINIA – 4.1% (4.2%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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