The unemployment rate in Mississippi and in each of the four Golden Triangle counties is higher than it was a month ago, according to labor market statistics released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
As was the case with the state and nation, unemployment rates in the Golden Triangle changed little in November.
While unemployment rates went up slightly in September in two of the four Golden Triangle counties, the overall trend continues to be promising.
With school back in session, unemployment rates again took a major dip throughout the state and the Golden Triangle in August.
While the unemployment rate in the Golden Triangle remained relatively unchanged over the past month, a look at the jobless picture a year ago shows reason for optimism.
One glance at the latest unemployment numbers tells us one thing: School is out for summer.
Jobless rates continue to decline throughout the nation, a trend that is true not only of Mississippi as a whole, but of the Golden Triangle, too.
For a long time, when the monthly jobless report from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security was released, Clay County officials would find their county near the bottom of the list.
These days, the reports are much favorable.
The Golden Triangle saw an impressive dip in unemployment rates over the past month, but the numbers, while generally encouraging, can be a bit deceiving.
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security released its monthly labor report Wednesday, but unlike previous months, the most recent unemployment statistics do not include comparisons to the previous month or year statistics.