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Report: Unemployment up in 71 of 82 counties

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Unemployment rates rose from June to July in 71 of Mississippi’s 82 counties, according to figures released yesterday. All counties remained below their jobless rates from last July, though. Unemployment rates fell in July in eight counties: Clarke, Coahoma, Humphreys, Issaquena, Oktibbeha, Pontotoc, Tunica and Webster. Rates were flat in Newton, Perry and Wayne counties. Rankin County’s ...

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Unemployment rate fell in all 82 counties in June

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Unemployment rates fell in all Mississippi counties in June compared to a year ago, according to figures released yesterday. Rankin County had the lowest jobless rate at 5.9 percent, while 11 counties reported rates of 11 percent or higher. Clay County was the highest among the 82 counties at 17.9 percent. County-level rates are not adjusted to ...

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Unemployment rate falls below 10 percent for first time since 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 9.9 percent in January, as the number of people with jobs rose. It’s the first time unemployment has dipped below 10 percent in the state since September 2009. The jobless rate was down from 10.4 percent in December and 10.5 percent in January 2011. Despite the decrease, Mississippi had the fifth-highest jobless ...

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Housing and jobless data signal a fragile recovery

WASHINGTON — Adding to evidence the recession has ended, housing construction rose in August and fewer laid-off workers sought jobless aid last week. Still, the reports suggested a slow and fragile economic recovery. The rise in housing starts was due solely to a jump in the volatile apartment-building category, and unemployment claims remain far above levels associated with a healthy ...

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Unemployment claims rise

In the week ending Aug. 15, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted unemployment initial claims in the U.S. was 576,000, an increase of 15,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 570,000, an increase of 4,250 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 4.7 percent for the week ending ...

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