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Mississippi unemployment rate sets new record low

Photo: From left, Ted Wright of Navistar Defense, Gov. Tate Reeves, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (Credit: @tatereeves on Twitter)

Gov. Tate Reeves has announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate has reached a new record low of 3.5 percent as of March, 2023.

“This is a tremendous victory for every business, every community, and every Mississippian across our state,” said Gov. Reeves. “You don’t have to look all that closely to see that a trend is emerging in Mississippi. That trend is more learning and greater academic achievement. It’s better jobs and higher pay. And it’s strong economic growth and more opportunity for all Mississippians across our state.”

Gov. Reeves made the announcement at Navistar Defense in West Point, Mississippi. Navistar has now reached their established goal of hiring 500 individuals as part of their facility expansion, announced two years ago.

Gov. Reeves was joined by U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker and Navistar Defense CEO Ted Wright.

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