Mississippi has record-low unemployment rate

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) -- Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell in November 2017 to 4.8%. It’s the lowest level of unemployment ever recorded in the state.

The November rate is one-tenth of a percentage point lower than a month earlier in October. The unemployment rate in November 2016 was 5.6%.

The number of non-farm jobs in Mississippi rose by 3,400 in November to 1,159,000. That’s the most jobs in Mississippi since February 2008.

The Labor Force, which is made up of everyone who has a job or is looking for a job, increased in November by 300 to 1,272,600.

The number of people working in Mississippi rose in November by 2,100 to 1,211,800.

The number of unemployed Mississippians fell by 1,800 in November to 60,800. It is the lowest number of Mississippians without jobs since September 1979.