Department of Numbers

Mississippi Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Mississippi fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2014 to 7.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Mississippi peaked in January 2010 at 11.0% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Mississippi unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Mississippi 7.4% -0.1 -1.6

Note: All comparisons are made with February data as March state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Mississippi, National

Mississippi monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Mississippi Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Mississippi peaked in July 2011 at 145,070. There are now 51,484 fewer people unemployed in the state. Mississippi job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Mississippi 93,586 -1,423 -24,121

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Mississippi from 1990 to February 2014

Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7%
February 2014 6.7% 7.4% 93,586
January 2014 6.6% 7.5% 95,009
December 2013 6.7% 7.8% 99,096
November 2013 7.0% 8.0% 101,741
October 2013 7.2% 8.2% 104,673
September 2013 7.2% 8.4% 107,475
August 2013 7.2% 8.6% 109,822
July 2013 7.3% 8.7% 111,193
June 2013 7.5% 8.7% 111,882
May 2013 7.5% 8.7% 112,865
April 2013 7.5% 8.8% 114,469
March 2013 7.5% 9.0% 116,286