State’s unemployment rate rose in June
Published: July 23,2012
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate ticked up in June, amid signs of a stalling economy.
The state’s jobless rate rose to 8.8 percent, from 8.7 percent in May as the number of people with jobs fell, according to figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It’s the first time that the unemployment rate has risen in Mississippi since hitting its post-recession peak of 10.9 percent in July 2011. A year ago in June, the state’s jobless rate was 10.8 percent.
The number of unemployed Mississippians rose to 118,200 from 116,500 in May, well below 145,500 from a year ago.
A separate survey of employer payrolls shows the number of nonfarm employees in the state fell during the month and was also below its June 2011 level.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- Judge to hear from True the Vote as McDaniel attempts to overturn loss to Cochran
- DAVID DALLAS: Mr. McDaniel goes to Washington
- Under state probe, All American Check Cashing gets ‘F’ rating from Better Business Bureau
- Walker sentenced to 18 months for fraud, conspiracy
- Three indicted, alleged to have embezzled from agency
- Weyerhaeuser investing $57M to modernize lumber mill
- Manning family establishes health care initiative at UMMC
- Google chooses Mad Genius as example of Internet use
- Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation