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State's unemployment rate rose in December

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s unemployment rate ticked up to 8.6 percent in December. Despite the one-month rise, Mississippi’s jobless rate still decreased the third-most among states in 2012, in percentage point terms. Only Nevada and Florida saw larger drops. The state’s unemployment rate was 8.5 percent in November and 10.5 percent rate in December 2011. The unemployment rate rose ...

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State's jobless rate falls to lowest level since 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in November, the lowest level since February 2009. More people found work even while fewer people were looking, cutting the pool of unemployed people to about 113,000. That’s down 7,000 from October and well below November 2011’s level of 143,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released numbers today. The state ...

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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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State's joblessness rate falls to single digits, lowest since July 2009

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent in February, the lowest level since July 2009. Jobless figures for January had first appeared to dip to 9.9 percent in preliminary numbers, but later were revised up to 10 percent. The state recorded a 10.2 percent unemployment rate in February 2011. The number of unemployed people fell to 128,000 ...

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Employers add 151K jobs, first gain since May

WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy generated a net gain in jobs for the first time in five months in October, as businesses stepped up their painfully slow pace of hiring. But the unemployment rate, measured by a separate survey of households, remained stuck at 9.6 percent for the third straight month. The Labor Department said Friday its survey of employers ...

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State's jobless rate falls nearly a half-point

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in June to 11 percent. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that the state had decreases in both jobs and the number of people listed as unemployed. The number of non-farm jobs slid by 3,000 last month from May, while the number of unemployed dropped by 62,000 from May. All of ...

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