Newton County, MS monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Newton County, MS monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Newton County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Newton County had a 3.0% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.3 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Mississippi reported a 3.2% unemployment rate in May, which is the 25th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Mississippi
#1. Sharkey County: 9.1%
#2. Issaquena County: 8.5%
#3. Jefferson County: 8.3%
#4. Claiborne County: 5.7%
#5. Humphreys County: 5.0%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Mississippi
#1. Union County: 1.9%
#2. Rankin County: 2.0%
#3. Lamar County: 2.1%
#4. Lafayette County: 2.2%
#4. Madison County: 2.2%

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