State’s unemployment rate held steady in July

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Published: August 22,2011

Tags: economy, employment, jobs, unemployment, workers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate was unchanged from June to July, holding at 10.4 percent, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The figure for July of 2010 was 10.2 percent

The number of people listed as unemployed dropped from 140,100 in June to 139,600 in July while the civilian labor force, which includes the employed and those actively seeking work, dropped to 1.347 million from 1.352 million.

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