Mississippi Employment Analysis

( Data Date : July 2019 )

Mississippi Employment Data

In the heart of the Deep South, Mississippi in many ways is, as it has always been, an agricultural state. Although suffering to this day from a heritage of underinvestment in education and infrastructure, it has made efforts to diversify its workforce through the use of premiere workforce technology, including leading applications matching Mississippians looking for work and the firms that requiring their skills. Top growing industries include sales and office administration/support, as well as education and healthcare. (Source: Mississippi Department of Employment Security)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Mississippi for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mississippi’s employment scorecard  shows that the labor force and labor force participation rate help basically flat. The labor force grew slightly, by 0.19 percent, while the labor force participation rate fell slightly by 0.1 percent, holding at a troublingly low 55.9 percent. The unemployment rate did decrease 0.5 percent to 5.3 percent. The flat labor force figures imply that the drop in the unemployment rate reflects organic job growth. You can view what jobs are available in Mississippi, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Mississippi employment

Mississippi Employment Data:

Mississippi Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)

  • Compared to national rates, mississippi unemployment rate in July 2019 was higher by 2.4% than the U.S. rate of 3.7%.

  • Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.