State’s unemployment rate dipped to 10.4 percent in December

by Associated Press

Published: January 25,2012

Tags: economy, employment, jobs, labor, labor force, unemployment, work, workers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate dipped to 10.4 percent in December, as more people withdrew from the labor force.

The jobless rate is down from 10.5 percent in November, but above the 10.2 percent rate in December 2010. Mississippi had the fourth-highest jobless rate among the states in December.

The number of unemployed people fell from 142,500 in November to 140,000 in December, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The labor force fell by about 3,000 people, accounting for the dip in unemployed people.

Officials measure the unemployment rate by asking people if they have a job. Each month, they also ask employers how many people are on payrolls.

Mississippi payrolls fell by 3,600 from November to December, when seasonally adjusted, and were 2,700 above year-ago levels.

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2 Responses to “State’s unemployment rate dipped to 10.4 percent in December”

  1. Virginia Appelquist Says:

    Since I am on unemployment, my research for December 2012 unemployment rate is a concern. In reading the article published I realized it was published last January 2012 and not this year. You might consider an update.

  2. Virginia Appelquist Says:

    Since I am on unemployment, my research for December 2012 unemployment rate is a concern. In reading the article I realized it was published last January 2012 and not this year. You might consider an update.

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