(ABC NEWS) The local government of Hinds County, Mississippi, may force residents to pull their pants up in the hope of pulling the region up by its bootstraps.
In a hearing yesterday, county officials brought new legislation regarding sagging pants to the table in an effort to weed out what the ban’s supporters say is an “indecent” wardrobe choice that’s keeping the Jackson area youth out of work.
While the question of whether banning saggy pants will solve the Jackson area’s unemployment issues is still up for debate, the severity of area’s economic state is not. As of June, unemployment at Hinds County stands at 9.1 percent, with approximately 22.5 percent of residents living below the poverty line as of 2010.
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