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Mississippi's employers added 6,000 jobs to their payrolls in September and the state's unemployment rate fell again, although it remains the second-highest in the nation. The numbers, compiled by two separate surveys, continue to send mixed signals about the state of Mississippi's economy. The payroll survey records subdued growth, while the household survey used to … Continue reading Mississippi adds 6000 jobs, but 4400 stop searching.
Mississippi's economy is gradually growing stronger, but the state still has 44,000 fewer jobs now than it did before the recession, state economist Darrin Webb told legislative budget writers Friday. Employment numbers in the state have been up in some months and down in others. "What you see is sort of sputtering growth in employment," … Continue reading State Economist: Mississippi economy growing but struggling.
BY: Jansen Owen @JansenOwen There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living inside the United States. They are the people we stand in line with at Wal-Mart. They are the people we sit next to in church on Sunday mornings. We all travel the same streets, shop at the same grocery stores, and listen … Continue reading OWEN: Conservatives have an opportunity to lead on immigration reform.
The Mississippi Development Authority intends for 51 percent of new jobs at the state port to be filled by low- to moderate-income residents, but never said current jobs would meet that goal, the agency says in response to concerns the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has raised. MDA secured $570 million in HUD … Continue reading MDA responds to federal inquiries into low income job numbers as state port.
Gov. Phil Bryant announced Thursday that General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, is locating a new customer support center in the Cloverleaf Center on U.S. 49 South in Hattiesburg. The project is expected to create 1,000 jobs. The new center will support General Dynamics’ contracts with the U.S. Department of Health … Continue reading Gov. Bryant announces 1,000 new jobs in Hattiesburg
Gov. Phil Bryant issued the following statement regarding the upcoming furloughs, directed by the Department of Defense, affecting more than 1,400 Mississippi National Guard full-time federal employees throughout the state. “These furloughs are disappointing to the men and women who are working to protect the very freedoms we hold dear. The worst part is that … Continue reading Gov. Bryant Comments on Mandated Furloughs
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says that six full-time and seven part-time WIN Job Centers will close June 21. Executive Director Mark Henry says in a news release Thursday that the centers in Iuka and Newton will be open part-time. The cuts are part of across-the-board federal budget reductions that went into effect on … Continue reading 13 WIN Job Centers Closing
The nonprofit, Washington-based American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative think-tank for state-based public policy issues and potential solutions, has released its annual “Rich States, Poor States” report that examines the latest trends in state economic growth. The data rank the 2013 economic outlook of states using 15 equally weighted policy variables, including various tax rates, … Continue reading Mississippi’s economic outlook ranks in top 10 nationally
The U.S Department of Agriculture says foul weather only left Mississippi with four days suitable for fieldwork during a two-week period that ended May 12. A USDA report says the percentages of cotton, race, soybeans, peanuts and watermelons that have been planted as of May 12 were far below five-year averages. For example, 52 percent … Continue reading Wet weather puts farmers behind schedule across Mississippi.