State’s jobless rate fell to 9.1 percent in April
by Associated Press
Published: May 17,2013
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s unemployment rate dipped in April, but mainly because fewer people were looking for work.
However, a separate survey of employer payrolls continued to rise, suggesting Mississippi’s slow climb out of recession continues.
Both sets of figures were released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The jobless rate fell to 9.1 percent from 9.4 percent in March, though it remained above the 9 percent rate of April 2012. Mississippi continued to have the third-highest unemployment rate among states.
A 5,000-person decrease in the labor force was the main factor cutting the jobless rate.
The state reported almost 121,000 unemployed people in April, down from 125,000 in March, and level with the 120,000 from April 2012.
Payrolls rose by 3,000 from March to 1.12 million. That’s 17,000 above April 2012.z
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