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Webb thinks state's economy has slipped into recession

JACKSON — State economist Darrin Webb says Mississippi probably slipped into recession between April and June during the 2nd quarter of 2012. Because of weak jobs numbers and other factors, he expects it to remain there in the 3rd quarter, which ends this month. But he said it could improve in the final three months of the year. “It appears ...

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Average earnings outpaced by rising prices

WASHINGTON — Real average hourly earnings for all U.S. employees fell 0.4 percent from November to December, seasonally adjusted, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. A 0.1 percent increase in average hourly earnings was more than offset by a 0.5 percent increase in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). Real average weekly earnings fell 0.4 percent ...

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Report: Families struggling to meet basic needs

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Nearly a third of Mississippi households aren’t earning enough to pay for their own basic needs such as housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and state and federal taxes, according to a recent report. The report calculates how much money families need to pay their own daily expenses without public or private assistance. The figure varies ...

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