Mississippi economy remains behind national average

February 17, 2017 in Business

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – An expert says Mississippi’s economy is growing at a modest pace but continues to lag behind the national average. State […]

Slow economic growth dogs Mississippi as election looms

October 28, 2015 in Business

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) — The economy has gotten a lot better for Era Walker. The West Point resident has gone from making $9.75 an hour at a pig farm […]

Mississippi economy ‘better than it has been in a long time,’ but lags behind national recovery

January 16, 2015 in Business

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s economy is growing but still lags behind regional and national recovery from the Great Recession, an expert said Thursday. “Everything’s not just perfect. But it […]

Mississippi adds 6,000 jobs in September, jobless rate drops to 7.7 percent

October 22, 2014 in Business, Uncategorized

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s employers added 6,000 jobs to their payrolls in September and the state’s unemployment rate fell again, although it remains the second-highest in the nation. The […]