JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – October 2017 unemployment rates have been released per county.
The rates were released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security with a Mississippi unemployment rate of 4.4 percent, against a national rate of 3.9 percent.
As far as northeast Mississippi – Lafayette (3.5), Union (3.3), Pontotoc (3.5) and Calhoun (3.6) counties saw the lowest rates among the WTVA viewing area.
Clay (6.1), Noxubee (6.4), Winston (5.3), Attala (5.9) and Benton (5.1) counties saw the highest rates among the WTVA viewing area.