State's unemployment rate remains steady in January 2019

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Mississippi is seeing a streak of low unemployment numbers.

Posted: Mar 5, 2019 3:04 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Mississippi is seeing a streak of low unemployment numbers.

The state’s January 2019 unemployment rate was 4.7 percent.

The rate has been at 4.7 percent for eight months in a row, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Exactly 60,200 Mississippians were unemployed in January. That’s 400 higher than December 2018. However, the number of unemployed Mississippians is down by 1,700 since January 2018.

“The number of people working in Mississippi declined in January by 1,700 to 1,213,500. Over the year since January 2018, employment in our state decreased by 1,000.”

Several north Mississippi counties recorded low unemployment rates, including Alcorn, Union, Lee, Pontotoc and Lafayette.

Clay, Noxubee, Winston and Attala counties recorded higher rates.

MORE: See each county's rate here 

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