Neshoba County’s unemployment rate up 1 point

Neshoba County’s unemployment rate up 1 point


The June 2022 unemployment rate in Neshoba County increased 1 percentage point when compared to the previous month, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES).

Historically, Mississippi’s unemployment rate increases from May to June as the full impact of students entering the labor force occurs, the MDES reported. The unemployment rate represents the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the civilian labor force for the county and state.

Neshoba  County’s unemployment rate for June stood at 4.8 percent, up from 3.8 percent in May.

The Neshoba County’s labor force was 10,280 people in June, about the same as the previous month. There were 500 unemployed people in June, an increase of 110 when compared to last month.

Mississippi’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June 2022 was 4.5 percent, increasing eight-tenths of a percentage point. When compared to the June 2021 rate of 7.1 percent, the rate decreased 2.6 percentage points.

The Nation’s unemployment rate for June 2022 at 3.8 percent increased four-tenths of a percentage point over the month but was 2.3 percentage points lower than the year ago rate of 6.1 percent.

Mississippi’s nonfarm employment at 1,161,000 increased 3,700 over the month and 35,300 from one year ago.

Registering the largest monthly employment gains were the Professional & Business Services sector and the Leisure & Hospitality sector. For the month of June 2022, 30 counties in Mississippi posted unemployment rates less than or equal to the state’s rate of 4.5 percent. Rankin and Union counties posted the lowest unemployment rate for the month of June at 3.2 percent followed by Lamar County at 3.3 percent. Jefferson County had the highest unemployment rate for June at 16.4 percent followed by Claiborne County at 10.4 percent.

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