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Mississippi unemployment rate declines in Oct.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's unemployment rate fell by one-tenth of a percent to 9.7% in October.

The jobless rate in September was 9.8%.

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

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

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