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Sobering study: South could fall even more behind

“The only road out of poverty leads by the schoolhouse.” That is the quote by former Mississippi Gov. William Winter featured on the cover of the new State of the South 2004 report by the non-profit group MDC (Making a Difference in Communities) Inc. The State of the South report predicts that the region could fall even more behind economically ...

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State’s unemployment trending below national average

For the past six months Mississippi’s unemployment rate has been lower than the national average, following a trend showing the South is leading the country in job creation. “It is always positive when the numbers are up,” says Wayne Gasson, chief of labor market information for the Mississippi Employment Security Commission (MESC). “Anytime you are doing better than the national ...

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