Below is a press release from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released their State Employment and Unemployment Summary for the past month.
In December, Unemployment rates were higher in December in 7 states, lower in 5 states, and stable in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Nonfarm payroll employment decreased in 1 state and was essentially unchanged in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The national unemployment rate (3.5 percent) fell 0.2 percent from the previous month, and stands at 0.4 percentage points lower than in December 2021.
The current unemployment rate for Mississippi (as of December 2022) stands at 4.0 percent.
For comparison, the unemployment rate for the previous reported month (November 2022) was reported as 3.9 percent.
Mississippi stands at a 0.7 percent decrease from the same point the previous year (December, 2021).
Mississippi's unemployment rate at the beginning of the previous year was 4.6 percent (in January, 2022).
The national unemployment rate currently stands at 3.5 percent, which has fallen 0.2 percent from November 2022 (last month's report).
The full report can be read by clicking here.