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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 sector is growing faster than ...

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1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed

WASHINGTON — The college class of 2012 is in for a rude welcome to the world of work. A weak labor market already has left half of young college graduates either jobless or underemployed in positions that don’t fully use their skills and knowledge. Young adults with bachelor’s degrees are increasingly scraping by in lower-wage jobs — waiter or waitress, ...

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