Mississippi’s Job Growth

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JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – Mississippi’s job market continues to improve, as unemployment falls and payrolls rise.

Last month, the state jobless rate fell to 4.9%, which ties an all-time low set this May.

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Although fewer people reported having a job, this is due to more people exiting the labor force.

Payroll numbers have hit post-recession highs, but are still one percent below the pre-recession peak.

Nationally however, the magnolia state’s jobless rate is still tied for 7th highest.

The U.S. Labor Department released figures Friday, adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes.