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Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – February 2017


STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 5

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 15

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 4

LOWEST: MASSACHUSETTS – 3.4%

HIGHEST – ALABAMA – 6.2%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.2% (6.4%)

ARKANSAS – 3.7% (3.8%)

CALIFORNIA – 5.0% (5.1%)

DELAWARE – 4.5% (4.4%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 5.7% (5.7%)

FLORIDA – 5.0% (5.0%)

GEORGIA – 5.3% (5.5%)

ILLINOIS – 5.4% (5.7%)

KENTUCKY – 4.9% (5.0%)

LOUISIANA – 5.8% (5.9%)

MARYLAND – 4.2% (4.2%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 3.4% (3.2%)

MICHIGAN – 5.3% (5.2%)

MISSISSIPPI – 5.2% (5.5%)

MISSOURI –  4.1% (4.2%)

NEW YORK – 4.4% (4.6%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.1% (5.3%)

OHIO – 5.1% (5.0%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.6% (4.7%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.0% (5.2%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 4.4% (4.4%)

TENNESSEE – 5.3% (5.4%)

TEXAS – 4.9% (4.8%)

VIRGINIA – 3.9% (4.0%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – January 2017


STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 12

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 10

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 2

LOWEST: MASSACHUSETTS – 3.2%

HIGHEST – ALABAMA – 6.4%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  6.4% (6.2%)

ARKANSAS – 3.8% (3.9%)

CALIFORNIA – 5.1% (5.2%)

DELAWARE – 4.4% (4.3%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 5.7% (5.8%)

FLORIDA – 5.0% (4.9%)

GEORGIA – 5.5% (5.4%)

ILLINOIS – 5.7% (5.7%)

KENTUCKY – 5.0% (4.8%)

LOUISIANA – 5.9% (6.1%)

MARYLAND – 4.2% (4.2%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 3.2% (2.8%)

MICHIGAN – 5.2% (5.0%)

MISSISSIPPI – 5.5% (5.6%)

MISSOURI –  4.2% (4.4%)

NEW YORK – 4.6% (4.9%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.3% (5.1%)

OHIO – 5.0% (4.9%)

OKLAHOMA – 4.7% (5.0%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.2% (5.6%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 4.4% (4.3%)

TENNESSEE – 5.4% (4.9%)

TEXAS – 4.8% (4.6%)

VIRGINIA – 4.0% (4.1%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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.

Unemployment Rate By HBCU State – November 2016


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STATES WITH RISING UNEMPLOYMENT: 12

STATES WITH DECLINING UNEMPLOYMENT: 8

STATES WITH UNCHANGED UNEMPLOYMENT: 3

LOWEST: MASSACHUSETTS – 2.9%

HIGHEST – LOUISIANA – 6.2%

STATE – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (PREVIOUS)*

ALABAMA –  5.9% (5.7%)

ARKANSAS – 4.0% (3.9%)

CALIFORNIA – 5.3% (5.5%)

DELAWARE – 4.3% (4.3%)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – 6.0% (5.9%)

FLORIDA – 4.9% (4.7%)

GEORGIA – 5.3% (5.0%)

ILLINOIS – 5.6% (5.8%)

KENTUCKY – 4.8% (4.9%)

LOUISIANA – 6.2% (6.3%)

MARYLAND – 4.2% (4.3%)

MASSACHUSETTS – 2.9% (4.1%)

MICHIGAN – 4.9% (4.5%)

MISSISSIPPI – 5.7% (6.0%)

MISSOURI –  4.7% (4.7%)

NEW YORK – 5.1% (4.7%)

NORTH CAROLINA – 5.0% (4.7%)

OHIO – 4.9% (4.8%)

OKLAHOMA – 5.1% (5.0%)

PENNSYLVANIA – 5.7% (5.6%)

SOUTH CAROLINA – 4.4% (5.2%)

TENNESSEE – 4.8% (4.3%)

TEXAS – 4.6% (4.6%)

VIRGINIA – 4.2% (3.7%)

*Previous month in parentheses.

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.