Posts Tagged ‘Bureau of Labor Statistics’

State’s jobless rate increases to 7.7 percent

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s unemployment rate in May was tied with Kentucky’s for the nation’s fourth-highest. But that 7.7 percent rate was still well below Mississippi’s 9 percent rate a year earlier. The national unemployment rate remained stable from April to May at 6.3 percent, while Mississippi’s rose from 7.5 percent. Preliminary data in […] [...]

Heritage Home closing furniture plants

SALTILLO — Heritage Home Group, LLC said yesterday that it will close furniture plants in Saltillo and Thomasville, N.C., as part of a post-bankruptcy restructuring. Heritage told the Mississippi Department of Employment Security that it would cut 480 jobs in Saltillo by March 21. The plant near Tupelo makes upholstered reclining furniture under the Lane […] [...]

State’s jobless rate drops half-point, but workforce decreased

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell by a half percentage point to 8.5 percent in July, hitting lowest level in more than four years, but only because the state’s labor force shrank. A separate survey showed state employer payrolls fell slightly. Both sets of figures — adjusted to cancel out normal seasonal changes — […] [...]

Improving Mississippi’s ‘green jobs’ ranking could benefit state’s economy

Mississippi ranks 45th in the country in a “green jobs” study by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) that is based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi may want to consider improving that ranking considering the fact that states with higher green jobs rankings fared better during the recession, and the green jobs […] [...]

U.S. safety campaign seeks to prevent construction site falls

The 335 followers of @NIOSHFACE on Twitter got some grim news on June 15th: A report that a plumber had fallen from the second floor of a building and died more than a year prior. The links posted with the tweet reveal that the fall, which took place two days after Christmas in 2010 but […] [...]

Jobless rate dips in November

Mississippi’s unemployment rate dipped to 10.5 in November, as some people gave up looking for jobs. That’s down from 10.6 percent in October, but above the 10.2 percent rate in November 2010. Mississippi remains tied for the third-highest jobless rate among the states. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the number of unemployed people fell […] [...]

Job opening hit historic low

by Published: July 13,2009

Tags: Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs, Washington

WASHINGTON — On the last business day of April, job openings in the U.S. numbered 2.5 million, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports, and stood at the lowest level since the series began in December 2000. The hires rate (3.1 percent) was unchanged in April and remained low, while the total separations rate (3.6 percent) […] [...]

Cities beat national jobless rate

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Unemployment rates were higher in April than a year earlier in all 372 metropolitan areas (MSAs), the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. All four of Mississippi’s MSAs were well up, though all four were well below the national average. Thirteen areas recorded jobless rates of at least 15 percent, while 31 areas […] [...]

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