Department of Numbers

Mississippi Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Mississippi rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 3.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Mississippi peaked in April 2020 at 15.4% and is now 11.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Mississippi unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Mississippi 3.9% +0.1 -0.8

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

Unemployment Rate: Mississippi, National

Mississippi monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Mississippi Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Mississippi peaked in April 2020 at 185,661. There are now 136,515 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 45,237 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,909. Mississippi job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Mississippi 49,146 +1,890 -9,266

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Mississippi from 1990 to November 2022

Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 3.9% 49,146
October 2022 3.7% 3.8% 47,256
September 2022 3.5% 3.6% 45,922
August 2022 3.7% 3.6% 45,237
July 2022 3.5% 3.6% 46,108
June 2022 3.6% 3.8% 47,823
May 2022 3.6% 3.9% 50,067
April 2022 3.6% 4.1% 51,649
March 2022 3.6% 4.2% 52,855
February 2022 3.8% 4.5% 56,474
January 2022 4.0% 4.6% 57,444