Is Mississippi’s high unemployment rate a threat to Gov. Phil Bryant’s popularity?
It’s hard to tell, but the governor might think so.
Mississippi is saddled with the nation’s third-highest jobless rate, at 9 percent in June. While the nation’s unemployment rate has slowly improved, the jobless rate in the Magnolia State has remained stuck at 9 percent or above in every month except one since the Republican took office in January 2012.
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