Special Report

50 Counties With the Highest Unemployment


To identify the counties with the highest unemployment rates, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data on unemployment rates from June 2015 to June 2019 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics in all counties and county equivalents. Unemployment rates are for June and not seasonally adjusted. We included counties, parishes, boroughs, and unorganized boroughs in our analysis. Poverty rates, educational attainment rates, and median household incomes came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey 5-Year estimates.