Mississippi jobless rate and payrolls both hit new records

March 13, 2018 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s jobless rate again set a new low in January, while employer payrolls again set a new high. The jobless rate fell to 4.6 percent, a […]

New figures show Mississippi has nation’s worst jobless rate

March 18, 2016 in Business

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s jobless rate is worst among the 50 states, dragged down in part by a low-growth state economy, according to U.S. Labor Department figures released Monday. […]

Mississippi jobless rate jumps as more people seeking work

January 27, 2016 in Business

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s unemployment rate jumped in December as the economy didn’t generate enough jobs to absorb more people looking for work. The jobless rate rose to 6.4 […]

Mississippi unemployment rate up slightly in November

December 21, 2015 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s unemployment rate ticked up in November as the economy didn’t generate enough jobs to absorb more people looking for work. The jobless rate rose to […]

Mississippi unemployment rate falls as payrolls stay flat

October 21, 2015 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s unemployment rate kept falling in September, as more people reported finding jobs. The jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.3 percent in August, and […]

Mississippi unemployment: Rate dips slightly in June

July 22, 2015 in Business

(AP) Mississippi’s unemployment rate dipped in June despite weakness in employer payrolls. The jobless rate fell to 6.6 percent from 6.7 percent in May, and from 7.6 percent in June […]

Mississippi unemployment: Second highest jobless rate in country, despite March dip

April 23, 2015 in Business

(AP) Mississippi’s jobless rate dipped in March for the third month in a row, although employer payrolls shrank, as employment numbers sent mixed signals about the state’s economy. The unemployment […]

December Mississippi jobless rate dips, still worst among states

January 28, 2015 in Business

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s jobless rate dipped slightly in December, but the state continues to have the highest unemployment rate of any state nationwide. The jobless rate fell to […]