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Mississippi Unemployment Rates Information

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Unemployment Rates In Mississippi

The unemployment rate in Mississippi is 7.5 as of January 2014. In contrast, the national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent.

Unemployment rates in the state have decreased every month since August of the previous year (2013). It went down from 8.6 percent in August to 7.5 this January 2014.

Fluctuation of unemployment rates through the last years:

  • August 2013: 8.6 percent
  • September 2013: 8.4 percent
  • October 2013: 8.2 percent
  • November 2013: 8.0 percent
  • December 2013: 7.8 percent
  • January 2013: 7.5 percent

*Data in percent, seasonally adjusted, preliminary.

The civilian labor force in Mississippi is currently 1,266.3 with 1,171.4 employment and 94.9 of unemployment. The labor force has decreased steadily since August 2013 through January 2014. Check the data provided below:

  • August 2013: 1,281.4
  • September 2013: 1,277.1
  • October 2013: 1,273.5
  • November 2013: 1,269.6
  • December 2013: 1,266.6
  • January 2013: 1,266.3

*Number of individuals in thousands. Data reflects revised population controls, model re-estimation and new seasonal adjustment.

In terms of employment areas, these are the latest statistics regarding nonfarm wage and salary employment (January 2014):

  • Total Nonfarm: 1,116.1 with 0.9 12-month percent change.
  • Mining and Logging: 9.1 with 0.0 12-month percent change.
  • Construction: 52.0 with 6.8 12-month percent change.
  • Manufacturing: 137.9 with 0.8 12-month percent change.
  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities: 218.9 with 1.7 12-month percent change.
  • Information: 12.6 with -1.6 12-month percent change.
  • Financial Activities: 43.2 with -1.6 12-month percent change.
  • Professional and Business Services: 98.2 with -0.9 12-month percent change.
  • Education and Health Services: 134.4 with 0.7 12-month percent change.
  • Leisure and Hospitality: 125.1 with 2.0 12-month percent change.
  • Other Services: 38.4 with -0.8 12-month percent change.
  • Government: 246.3 with 0.3 12-month percent change.

* Data provided by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, preliminary, number of jobs in thousands, seasonally adjusted, preliminary.

If you have any questions, contact the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at:

New England Information Office

JFK Federal Building, suite E-310

Boston, MA 02203

1-617-565-2327

You can also contact the Bureau online at: http://data.bls.gov/.

For more information, visit: http://www.bls.gov/.

To contact the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, call 601-321-6000 or send an email to: lmi-info@mdes.ms.gov.