Private sector jobs fueling state’s economic recovery
Published: June 22,2011
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Job growth in the private sector continues to fuel Mississippi’s slow economic comeback.
State labor officials reported today that Mississippi lost 4,000 jobs between May 2010 and last month — mostly due to a drop-off of 11,100 jobs in government. The figures are not adjusted for seasonal factors.
Private business added 7,100 jobs. However, the goods-producing sector, including mining and logging, manufacturing and construction continued to lag, losing 4,300 jobs over the past 12 months. Private service-providing employers added 11,400 jobs.
The biggest gainers were in the widespread sector of professional-business services, private education and health services and leisure-hospitality.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Private sector jobs fueling state’s economic recovery”
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
Top Posts & Pages
- Brandon man hauls in record 756-pound alligator
- McDaniel delays decision on whether to appeal dismissal of lawsuit
- More than a dozen school districts sue state over funding
- FLIPPING OUT — Flipping houses is popular in much of the country, but in Mississippi ...
- REVVING UP — Motorcars of Jackson is preparing to open its first-ever showroom on I-55
- Is cotton looking too good? Farmers facing weaker prices
- Jackson to get C Spire's high-speed internet
- New York firm buying majority interest in Tupelo mall, shopping center
- Bryant issues executive order to establish Delta water task force