Department of Numbers

Mississippi Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Mississippi fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2022 to 3.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.1 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 11.8 percentage points lower. You can also see Mississippi unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Mississippi 3.6% -0.2 -2.0

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

Unemployment Rate: Mississippi, National

Mississippi monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 139,531 fewer people unemployed in the state. Mississippi job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Mississippi 46,130 -1,693 -24,036

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 3.6% 46,130
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
December 2021 3.9% 4.7% 58,715
November 2021 4.2% 4.7% 58,412
October 2021 4.6% 4.7% 59,051
September 2021 4.7% 5.0% 62,225