Special Report

50 Counties With the Highest Unemployment

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35. Menominee County, Wisconsin
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.6%
> June 2015 unemployment: 10.5%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 15.9%
> Poverty rate: 35.8%

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34. Elliott County, Kentucky
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.8%
> June 2015 unemployment: 9.3%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 7.5%
> Poverty rate: 34.4%

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33. Wheeler County, Georgia
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.8%
> June 2015 unemployment: 12.1%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 8.1%
> Poverty rate: 29.3%

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32. Harlan County, Kentucky
> June 2019 unemployment: 8.8%
> June 2015 unemployment: 13.4%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 11.4%
> Poverty rate: 35.6%

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31. Kemper County, Mississippi
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.0%
> June 2015 unemployment: 12.6%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 13.1%
> Poverty rate: 31.8%