Total Labor Force (2018)

1,274,741

Total Population

2,986,530

Population Rank Among States

35th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$10,001

Rank Among States

46th

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.8%

Rank Among States

45th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Mississippi Partnership Workforce Investment Area (Three Rivers)

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WIOA Funding

Total funding received by Mississippi under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Colleges and universities

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Mississippi National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.3%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
2.5%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.8%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
25.5%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
55.6%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (7.5% Mississippi | 12.0% National)
7.5%
12%
High school (29.8% Mississippi | 27.1% National)
29.8%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (34.1% Mississippi | 28.9% National)
34.1%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (28.2% Mississippi | 32.0% National)
28.2%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Mississippi's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

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State Workforce Investment Board (Mississippi)


In the midst of COVID-19, don't forget to be counted in the U.S. Census! https://t.co/bpgF045ClC SWIB_MS photo

Presidents from Mississippi's community colleges released results from an economic impact study this morning at the Capitol. JC President Jesse Smith, MGCCC President Mary Graham, EM Instructor Marilyn Ford, MCCB Executive Director Andrea Mayfield and Governor Tate Reeves. https://t.co/vCuDfCm1rk SWIB_MS photo

Enjoyed meeting and learning about the Moore Community House’s Women in Construction program! https://t.co/9TNgSpdd28 SWIB_MS photo

On behalf of the SWIB, thank you for your leadership. Your work and dedication to workforce and economic development in MS has been incredible. Your positive attitude, team oriented approach, and mission driven perspective has been instrumental to MS's collective successes. https://t.co/aYJqHPCphL
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MS Dev. Authority @mdaworks
🗣️ “It has been an honor to serve at the helm of MDA with our good, talented people and partners to win economic development opportunities for Mississippians.”

MDA Executive Director @GlennMcCJr to step down effective January 30 ➡️ https://t.co/KWECa5cmhh #MSWorks https://t.co/1e47REKp89

Mississippi Department of Employment Security


Federal Bank Holiday Notice

Monday, October 12, is a federal holiday and banks will be closed. Unemployment payments that would have been paid Monday, will be delayed up to 48 hours. https://t.co/n5YQ7GauNj
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Did you know failure to properly report earnings may result in prosecution in federal and/or state courts?

Find out more by visiting, https://t.co/DuqkdQQtbY https://t.co/BMtB5RgQHg
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MDES unemployment debit cards are valid for 3 years. Please keep your card until it expires; even if you are not currently filing.

Note: The EPPICard for your Unemployment Benefits should have the letter “U” in the lower left of the card. https://t.co/dCH558kI6Y
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REMINDER: The Mid-South Drive-Thru Job Fair will be held TOMORROW, September 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the South East lot of Landers Center off Pepperchase Dr. and I-55 in Desoto County. Pre-register online, https://t.co/bO0ZhNh1Pt https://t.co/JXj8NVA7wY MDESMS photo

MDES is in the process of sending the following message to claimants to their email on file.

MDES REMINDERS

Governor’s Executive Order 1510 Unemployment Insurance (UI) provisions expiring September 26, 2020 https://t.co/zrIhw8PEp6
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The Mid-South Drive-Thru Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the South East lot of Landers Center off Pepperchase Dr. and I-55 in Desoto County. Pre-register online, https://t.co/bO0ZhNh1Pt https://t.co/qQYaFtrdj1 MDESMS photo

Mississippi Partnership Workforce Investment Area (Three Rivers)


Three Rivers offering free Medicare D help in eight counties https://t.co/ENmK1IF2Si via @DJournalnow

Hazardous Waste Collection Events in April @MDEQ https://t.co/N5X1Fukwz6 trpdd photo

Ashley investing $25 million, adding 100 jobs in Ecru
https://t.co/zeZVpe9aJq
(Via Daily Journal)

Rails To Trails HOF induction Ceremony. Many thanks to all involved in this special project for our Region. @railstotrails https://t.co/XZrRdEe6uu trpdd photo

Mississippi's Tanglefoot Trail Voted 2019 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame Inductee https://t.co/gi124PiCwi

Twin Districts Workforce Development Area (SMPDD)


Thank you Dr. Adam Breerwood, President of @PRCC_Wildcats, for the update of the Workforce Initiatives taking place in Hancock County at the @HancockChamber Annual Meeting in @Diamondhead_MS #MSWorks #Buildingastrongermississippi #WorkforceTraining https://t.co/ZufOu3NpAD smpdd photo

Great turn out this morning for the @HancockChamber 2019 Annual Meeting at the @Diamondhead_MS Country Club. #Buildingastrongermississippi https://t.co/jfpV3ViosK smpdd photo

Great to see SMPDD representing at the 2019 Governors Workforce Summit! #Buildingastrongermississippi https://t.co/BR6wV0Y49O
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Phil Bryant @PhilBryantMS
We are getting set to begin the 2019 Governor’s Workforce Summit in Jackson this morning. More than 700 workforce influencers from around the state and nation will be present. https://t.co/OB4Hnlj2fq

Terri Clark, Dean of Workforce and Community Development at @PRCC_Wildcats discusses successful training partnerships with the Twin Districts Workforce Development Area Board. https://t.co/aOjyceQYAY smpdd photo

SMPDD presenting on Pavement Preservation at the @MAS_CountyGov 2019 Mid-Winter Legislative Conference. #buildingastrongermississippi #msleg https://t.co/mWbkTXFb0J smpdd photo

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