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Unemployment in Copiah still high

Copiah County posted 9.4 percent unemployment for June 2014.

Mississippi  has 82 counties.  The unemployment ranges from lowest figure in Rankin County which posted 5.1 to the highest rate of 18.1 in Clay County.

In Copiah County there were 11,640 in the workforce, with 10,550 employed and 1,090 unemployed. Copiah ranked 34th among the state’s 82 counties in August.

This is up from the May 2014 unemployment rate of 7.8 percent, or 890 unemployed out of the 11,400  in the Copiah County workforce.

In June 2013, Copiah County posted an unemployment rate of 10.1 percent, with 12,050 in the workforce: 10,830 employed and 1,220 unemployed.

The unemployment rate for Mississippi is 8.7. The U. S. or national rate is 6.3. 

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