Mississippi's Unemployment Rate Down

By: Tyler Helms
By: Tyler Helms

It is estimated that nearly eight million Americans are still unemployed, but Mississippi’s unemployment rate dropped by more than half of a percent.

According to the Mississippi Employment Security Commission, February’s Unemployment rate is 5.6 percent, which is lower than January’s 6.2 percent.

The biggest job gains came in educational and health services as well as manufacturing positions.

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