Special Report

50 Counties With the Highest Unemployment

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40. Santa Cruz County, Arizona
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.4%
> June 2015 unemployment: 10.6%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 22.1%
> Poverty rate: 21.8%

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39. McKinley County, New Mexico
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.4%
> June 2015 unemployment: 10.8%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 10.8%
> Poverty rate: 37.5%

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38. Sunflower County, Mississippi
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.5%
> June 2015 unemployment: 11.4%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 14.5%
> Poverty rate: 32.5%

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37. Washington County, Mississippi
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.5%
> June 2015 unemployment: 11.5%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 19.0%
> Poverty rate: 33.7%

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36. Coahoma County, Mississippi
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.5%
> June 2015 unemployment: 11.6%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 16.9%
> Poverty rate: 36.2%