Hiring surge added 313K jobs in February, most in 1½ years

March 9, 2018 in Business

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and […]

Mississippi unemployment rate ticks up despite job gains

June 23, 2015 in Business

(AP) With people flooding into Mississippi’s labor force, the state’s job market couldn’t quite keep up in May. Mississippi’s unemployment rate crept up to 6.7 percent from 6.6 percent in […]

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 […]

Mississippi jobless rate rises in July, remains highest in the nation

August 19, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s unemployment rate continued to go in the wrong direction in July, remaining the highest in the nation. The jobless rate rose to 8 percent in […]

Mississippi unemployment rate at 7.5 percent, lowest since November 2008

March 13, 2014 in Business, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — New figures on Mississippi’s labor force show Clay County with the highest unemployment rate of 17.4 percent in January. Mississippi Department of Employment Security records released […]