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Mississippi’s unemployment rate drops again

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate reached a new record low of 2.8 percent in April 2024.

Gov. Tate Reeves’ office touted the report as another major win for the state.

Just one month into 2024, Mississippi set a record for new private sector investment in a year when it finalized approximately $12 billion in new economic development projects. This includes the largest economic development project in Mississippi’s history, a $10 billion private sector investment by Amazon Web Services that will create 1,000 jobs.

“If you want to work, there’s a job for you in Mississippi,” said Reeves. “We have record-shattering private sector investment and thousands of new high-paying jobs coming to our state, which is helping to drive down unemployment to record lows.”

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