Mississippi's unemployment rate was 7.4 percent for October, 2020. This is slightly worse than the national average of 6.9 percent.
Still, Mississippi has lost 28,800 jobs since October, 2019, when the unemployment rate was 5.6 percent.
September, 2020, 93,261 Mississippians were unemployed. That number increased to 95,231 in October, 2020. That's an increase in 1,970 more unemployed Mississippians than the month before.
Coahoma County had an 11.6-percent unemployment rate and was ranked 73rd out of Mississippi 82 counties.
Rankin County had the state's lowest rate at 4.2-percent and Jefferson County had the highest at 17.2-percent unemployment.
Surrounding counties saw Tunica at 13.2-percent unemployment, Quitman at 11.8, Tallahatchie at 7.9, Sunflower at 11.6 and Bolivar at 8.4-percent.
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