Mississippi sees record low unemployment in December

The state’s unemployment rate in December fell to 4.6 percent.

Posted: Jan 23, 2018 2:33 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell to a historic low in December 2017, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).

The state’s unemployment rate in December fell to 4.6 percent.

Compare that to November 2017 rate of 4.8 percent.

“The number of non-farm jobs in Mississippi rose by 2,900 in December to 1,162,800, which are the most jobs ever recorded in Mississippi.”

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant went to Twitter to express his excitement.

“Mississippi continues to break records,” he stated.

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