Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – May 2017


STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 5

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 16

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 3

LOWEST: ARKANSAS – 3.4%

HIGHEST: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.0%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  4.9% (5.4%)

ARKANSAS – 3.4% (3.5%)

CALIFORNIA – 4.7% (4.8%)

DELAWARE – 4.7% (4.6%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.0% (5.9%)

FLORIDA – 4.3% (4.5%)

GEORGIA – 4.9% (5.0%)

ILLINOIS – 4.6% (4.7%)

KENTUCKY – 5.0% (5.1%)

LOUISIANA – 5.7% (5.8%)

MARYLAND – 4.2% (4.3%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 4.2% (3.9%)

MICHIGAN – 4.2% (4.7%)

MISSISSIPPI – 4.9% (5.0%)

MISSOURI –  3.9% (3.9%)

NEW YORK – 4.4% (4.3%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 4.5% (4.7%)

OHIO – 4.9% (5.0%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.3% (4.3%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.0% (4.9%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 4.1% (4.3%)

TENNESSEE – 4.0% (4.7%)

TEXAS – 4.8% (5.0%)

VIRGINIA – 3.8% (3.8%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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