The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released its latest unemployment report. In August, 2020, Mississippi showed steady progress, adding 10,200 jobs over the previous month of July, 2020.
Mississippi unemployment was 7.9 percent in August, 2020, compared to 9.4 percent in July, 2020. The national average was 8.4 percent unemployment for August 2020. In August of 2019, Mississippi's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, so the our state's unemployment rate has increased by 2.4 percent from this month last year.
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