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50 Counties With the Highest Unemployment

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20. Humphreys County, Mississippi
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.6%
> June 2015 unemployment: 14.1%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 13.6%
> Poverty rate: 40.5%

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19. Starr County, Texas
> June 2019 unemployment: 9.8%
> June 2015 unemployment: 14.1%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 9.7%
> Poverty rate: 35.0%

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18. Dewey County, South Dakota
> June 2019 unemployment: 10.0%
> June 2015 unemployment: 15.0%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 14.6%
> Poverty rate: 31.4%

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17. Luna County, New Mexico
> June 2019 unemployment: 10.3%
> June 2015 unemployment: 15.8%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 14.1%
> Poverty rate: 31.8%

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16. Tensas Parish, Louisiana
> June 2019 unemployment: 10.4%
> June 2015 unemployment: 11.0%
> Adults w/ bachelor’s degree: 9.7%
> Poverty rate: 38.0%

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