JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi's May 2018 unemployment rate almost reached a historic low.
According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, last month's unemployment rate was 4.7 percent.
This marked the third lowest level ever recorded in Mississippi.
The number of people working in Mississippi rose by 1,600 to 1.2 million.
The number of unemployed Mississippians increased by 1,300 in May to 59,500.