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State’s economic indicators up but not net job growth

State economists say Mississippi is showing some spring in its step but concede there’s no increase of people walking into new jobs. They attribute the bouncy step to six consecutive months of increases in two key measures of economic health: The index of leading indicators and the index of coincident indicators. What’s more, the probability of a recession nationally is ...

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Report finds mixed economic numbers

STARKVILLE — Both the Mississippi Index of Coincident Indicators and the Mississippi Index of Leading Indicators rose in October relative to September, according to the State Institution of Higher Learning’s (IHL’s) December “Mississippi Economic Review and Outlook.” In both cases, the increase was modest. Digging into the details show the economic data is mixed, IHL reports. Recent Mississippi employment data ...

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