Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – April 2017


STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 6

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 11

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 7

LOWEST: ARKANSAS – 3.5%

HIGHEST: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 5.9%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  5.4% (5.8%)

ARKANSAS – 3.5% (3.6%)

CALIFORNIA – 4.8% (4.9%)

DELAWARE – 4.6% (4.5%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 5.9% (5.8%)

FLORIDA – 4.5% (4.8%)

GEORGIA – 5.0% (5.1%)

ILLINOIS – 4.7% (4.9%)

KENTUCKY – 5.1% (5.0%)

LOUISIANA – 5.8% (5.7%)

MARYLAND – 4.3% (4.3%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 3.9% (3.6%)

MICHIGAN – 4.7% (5.1%)

MISSISSIPPI – 5.0% (5.0%)

MISSOURI –  3.9% (3.9%)

NEW YORK – 4.3% (4.3%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 4.7% (4.9%)

OHIO – 5.0% (5.1%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.3% (4.3%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 4.9% (4.8%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 4.3% (4.4%)

TENNESSEE – 4.7% (5.1%)

TEXAS – 5.0% (5.0%)

VIRGINIA – 3.8% (3.8%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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