Mississippi has the 4th highest unemployment rate in country according to new data

The unemployment rate in Mississippi rose to 4.9% in July, the 4th highest mark in the nation, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate sits at 3.9%.

Other key economic indicators saw the consumer price index, the cost of the goods you buy, increased as well.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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