Mississippi jobless rate rises to worst in nation
JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi registered the worst jobless rate in the nation in June, as unemployment rose in the state while improving elsewhere.
The jobless rate rose to 7.9 percent in June as the number of jobless Mississippians rose back above 100,000.
A separate survey shows employer payrolls dipped slightly.
Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes — were released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department.
Mississippi’s unemployment rate was 7.7 percent in May, while it was 8.7 percent in June 2013.
Rhode Island also had a 7.9 percent jobless rate, but its rate was slightly lower than Mississippi when calculations extend past one decimal place.
The report found 100,400 Mississippians were unemployed in June, up more than 2,000 from May but down from 112,000 in June 2013.
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