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Mississippi unemployment at the lowest level since November 2008

Staff writer ▼ | March 14, 2014
Bureau of Labor Statistics figures by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security show that Mississippi's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2014 was 7.5 percent.
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Mississippi worksBureau of Labor Statistics figures by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security show that Mississippi's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January 2014 was 7.5 percent.


This is the lowest the state has seen since November 2008, when the rate was also 7.5 percent. The unemployment rate in Mississippi has fallen by 2.2 percentage points under Governor Phil Bryant's term.

The BLS figures also show that in January 2014, there were 10,000 more jobs in Mississippi than there had been in January 2013.

"Our relentless commitment to economic development and our dedication to building a strong business climate in Mississippi are yielding results," Governor Phil Bryant said. "I set a goal of seeing the unemployment rate in Mississippi fall to at least 7.5 percent, and preliminary figures show we have reached that benchmark. This success motivates us to continue working hard to connect even more Mississippians with jobs."


 

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