Mississippi unemployment rate at 7.3 percent in October



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JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi's unemployment rate sits at 7.3 percent in October, according to figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Employment Security.

Clay County has the highest unemployment rate in the state at 15.1 percent, followed by Noxubee County at 14.1 percent.

The counties with unemployment rates below 5 percent include Rankin at 4.6 percent and DeSoto at 4.9 percent.

The nation's unemployment rate is currently at 5.5 percent.

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