Home » NEWS » Cities' unemployment rates rise

Cities' unemployment rates rise

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Unemployment rates were higher in September than a year earlier in 371 of the 372 metropolitan areas and lower in 1 area, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Thirteen areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15 percent, while 12 areas registered rates below 5 percent.

Among the 369 metropolitan areas for which non-farm payroll employment data were available, 359 areas reported over-the-year decreases in employment.

Among the four Mississippi metropolitan statistical areas tracked in September, Pascagoula had the highest unemployment rate at 8.3 percent. Hattiesburg’s rate was 7.5 percent, Gulfport-Biloxi’s was 7.3 percent and Jackson’s was 7.1 percent. All of those rates were significantly higher than in Sept. 2008.

BEFORE YOU GO…

… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Wally Northway

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*