Department of Numbers

Mississippi Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Mississippi rose 10.3 percentage points in April 2020 to 15.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate for Mississippi in April 2020 is at a new high. You can also see Mississippi unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 14.7% +10.3 +11.1
Mississippi 15.4% +10.3 +10.1

Unemployment Rate: Mississippi, National

Mississippi monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Mississippi Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Mississippi in April 2020 is at a new high of 183,012. Mississippi job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Mississippi 183,012 +118,726 +115,378

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Mississippi from 1990 to April 2020

Mississippi Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployment Rate
Mississippi
Unemployed
April 2020 14.7% 15.4% 183,012
March 2020 4.4% 5.1% 64,286
February 2020 3.5% 5.4% 68,464
January 2020 3.6% 5.5% 69,795
December 2019 3.5% 5.6% 71,184
November 2019 3.5% 5.6% 71,296
October 2019 3.6% 5.6% 71,472
September 2019 3.5% 5.6% 71,389
August 2019 3.7% 5.5% 71,008
July 2019 3.7% 5.5% 70,291
June 2019 3.7% 5.4% 69,355
May 2019 3.6% 5.4% 68,448