A couple high(low?)lights:
- There are only four counties in the state in which the African American unemployment rate is below 12%
- The greatest percentage point disparity occurred at the peak of unemployment for black Mississippians, in the first quarter of 2010.
Once again, EPI: Figure C depicts the black unemployment rate in Mississippi compared with the black unemployment rate in each of the other 23 states for which the black population is large enough to measure the unemployment rate with CPS data. It shows that Mississippi has the ninth-highest African American unemployment rate among these states.