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Mississippi unemployment highest in the nation

March 29, 2013

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Unemployment rates fell in 22 U.S. states in February from January, a sign that hiring gains are benefiting many parts of the country, says a story from the Associated Press. Mississippi’s rate remains stubbornly high, rising to 9.6 in February to atop the national average. Neighboring Alabama’s rate had been in decline until February, when […]

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Jobs, unemployment rate both rise in February

March 27, 2013

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The good news: The number of people working in Mississippi increased in February. The bad news: The unemployment rate also increased. Confused? “Although it may seem strange that the number of jobs and the unemployment rate can both move upward, the fact is that those two figures are calculated using two separate surveys by the […]

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New NFIB report shows employer anxiety over hiring, credit conditions

January 8, 2013

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The National Federation of Independent Businesses has issued their January report highlighting small business owners continued anxiety over the nation’s slow economic recovery. The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index says that small business owner confidence did not rebound in December and the report’s final reading was the second lowest since March 2010. A sample of […]

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No reason given for Mississippi’s large increase in unemployment applications

September 20, 2012

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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell only slightly to 382,000. The level suggests hiring remains sluggish. Here, from the Associated Press.  are the states with the biggest changes in unemployment aid applications. The state level data are for the week that ended September 8, one week behind the national data: […]

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Nutt fired, our problems solved

November 7, 2011

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It is a major development, one certain to make Mississippians feel secure about their future. Have we found a cure for our ever-growing obesity rate in this state? Found a way to get off the bottom of every education ranking in the land? Discovered a way to fix our ailing economy and get people back […]

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Bryant: “We Are Job Creators”

September 14, 2011

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Having a jobs plan has gotten pretty trendy this election year. Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant reveals his 10-point plan at a Byram manufacturing plant after receiving gubernatorial endorsements from the Mississippi Manufacturers Association and other trade groups.

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