Unemployment rises statewide as Tippah among highest rates in NE Mississippi

The unemployment numbers are in for March and Tippah County has among the highest unemployment rates in Northeast Mississippi.

The unemployment rate in March in Tippah County was 4.8% per the MDES.

This number is in line with the statewide average but is among the highest in Northeast Mississippi.

Other surrounding counties include Union at 3.8%, Prentiss at 4.6% and Alcorn at 4.1%. Rankin County in the Jackson Metro area has the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.5%. Jefferson County, in the south delta region along the Mississippi River, has the highest in the state at 13.4%.

You can see the complete March report here.

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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