By JOEL McNEECE
Calhoun County's unemployment increased a point in July, but remains among the lower in the region according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Calhoun recorded a jobless rating of 12.7% in July, up from 11.7% in June.
The state rate for July was 11.5% and the national rate was 9.7%
Calhoun's unemployment rate was the 35th lowest among the state's 82 counties. In the surrounding area, Chickasaw was 15.2%, Webster 15.7%, Grenada 14.4%, Yalobusha 16.2%, Lafayette 9.8%, and Pontotoc 11.7%.