Special Report

50 Counties With the Highest Unemployment

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30. West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.0%
> June 2015 unemployment: 14.0%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 12.0%
> Poverty rate: 22.0%

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29. Carter County, Kentucky
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.1%
> June 2015 unemployment: 10.6%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 14.0%
> Poverty rate: 21.5%

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28. Tulare County, California
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.1%
> June 2015 unemployment: 11.2%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 13.8%
> Poverty rate: 27.1%

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27. Willacy County, Texas
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.1%
> June 2015 unemployment: 14.5%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 9.0%
> Poverty rate: 35.6%

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26. Madison Parish, Louisiana
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.2%
> June 2015 unemployment: 9.9%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 13.4%
> Poverty rate: 36.4%