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Miss. unemployment rate down a bit in Oct.

JACKSON — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell by one-tenth of a percent to 9.7 percent in October.

The jobless rate in September was 9.8 percent.

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security reported Tuesday that Rankin County posted the lowest unemployment rate for October at 6.3 percent, followed by DeSoto and Madison counties at 7 percent.

Noxubee County posted the highest unemployment rate for October at 19.2 percent, followed by Clay County at 17.8 percent.

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