Special Report

50 Counties With the Highest Unemployment

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50. Clay County, Georgia
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.1%
> June 2015 unemployment: 12.2%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 8.9%
> Poverty rate: 41.4%

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49. Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.2%
> June 2015 unemployment: 10.7%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 15.0%
> Poverty rate: 32.5%

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48. Leslie County, Kentucky
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.2%
> June 2015 unemployment: 11.2%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 8.9%
> Poverty rate: 34.5%

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47. Noxubee County, Mississippi
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.2%
> June 2015 unemployment: 11.3%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 12.9%
> Poverty rate: 34.9%

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46. Clay County, Mississippi
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.3%
> June 2015 unemployment: 10.8%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 19.3%
> Poverty rate: 26.6%