Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

Blazon Tube shuttering plant in April

WEST POINT — Twenty-five people will lose their jobs when a welded steel tubing production company shuts down April 1 in West Point. The Daily Times Leader reports Blazon Tube Co. had 75 employees at one time. It had announced in August of 2011 that it might close and since then 50 employees have left. […] [...]

MDES offering disaster assistance in two storm-torn counties

FORREST COUNTY and LAMAR COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says individuals in Forrest and Lamar counties unable to work because of the recent tornadoes and storms may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. MDES officials say in a news release that people who live or work in one of the affected counties and […] [...]

USPS closing processing center, relocating to Memphis

TUPELO — The mail processing center is closing this week in Tupelo, and the workload is being transferred to Memphis. The move is a part of the U.S. Postal Service’s effort to right its business model by consolidating processing centers. USPS spokeswoman Enola Rice tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal no one should notice a […] [...]

State’s unemployment rate rose in December

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s unemployment rate ticked up to 8.6 percent in December. Despite the one-month rise, Mississippi’s jobless rate still decreased the third-most among states in 2012, in percentage point terms. Only Nevada and Florida saw larger drops. The state’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent in November and 10.5 percent rate in December […] [...]

Constar shutting down facility; 40 employees left jobless

JACKSON — Constar International, LLC, a global producer of plastic containers for food and beverages that has previously announced its intention to focus on plastic packaging for technologically advanced and specialty applications, is reducing its presence in the commodity carbonated soft drink (CSD) market. “With a large contract to supply commodity CSD products expiring at […] [...]

State’s jobless rate falls to lowest level since 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in November, the lowest level since February 2009. More people found work even while fewer people were looking, cutting the pool of unemployed people to about 113,000. That’s down 7,000 from October and well below November 2011′s level of 143,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics […] [...]

Sawmill cutting shift; 80 employees left jobless

VICKSBURG — Anderson-Tully Company is shutting down a second shift at its Vicksburg sawmill and is laying off 80 employees by Jan. 4. The company tells the Vicksburg Post the move has been in the works for two months because of a depressed housing market. “This is a core business decision to right-size production to […] [...]

Study: State lags in employment for young adults

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Young adults in Mississippi were less likely to be employed in 2011 than their peers in other states, according to a national study. A Kids Count report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation said 51 percent of 20- to 24-year-olds in Mississippi had jobs in 2011. That’s the lowest employment rate in […] [...]

Economists expect state to see better year in 2013

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction. “We’re hoping the budding housing recovery will carry us forward.” Greg Daco, an economist with IHS Global Insight, said at a conference held by the College Board in Jackson. […] [...]

State’s unemployment rate dipped in October

by Published: November 20,2012

Tags: economy, employee, employer, employment, job, unemployment, work, worker

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate dropped slightly to 8.9 percent in October, down 1.3 percent from September. The report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed 4,300 more people were employed in October than September. Mississippi had a 9.2 percent jobless rate in September and a 10.7 percent rate in October 2011. The number […] [...]

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