Unemployment on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is holding steady, with all three Coast counties posting rates of under 7 percent in November.
Mississippi Department of Employment Security reported Tuesday that Harrison County again had the lowest unemployment rate in the three counties and Jackson County the highest. Unemployment rates are calculated by where a person lives, not works.
While unemployment is down considerably from five years ago, so is the number of people working. In November 2010, unemployment rates ranged from 8.7 percent in Harrison County to 9.5 percent in Jackson County. Yet the number of people working then was 5,759 more than last month.