Home » NEWS » State leads nation in decline in unemployment assistance

State leads nation in decline in unemployment assistance

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid plummeted last week to 339,000, the fewest since February 2008. If sustained, the lower level could signal stronger hiring.

The state data are for the week ended Sept. 29, one week behind the national data.

States with the biggest declines were:

• Mississippi: Down 3,393, no reason given

• Michigan: Down 2,639, no reason given

• Florida: Down 1,972, due to fewer layoffs in agriculture, construction, and wholesale trade

• Ohio: Down 1,723, due to fewer layoffs in manufacturing

• Oregon: Down 1,135, no reason given

States with the biggest increases were:

• New York: Up 2,764, due to layoffs in construction, transportation and food services

• California: Up 2,069, no reason given

• North Carolina: Up 1,217, due to layoffs in construction and manufacturing


… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply