Governor Seal - Mississippi

June 25, 2024

Mississippi Sets Historic New Records for Employment

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced that Mississippi set multiple new records in May for employment numbers in the state. First, total non-farm employment reached a record high with 1,191,300 jobs. Additionally, at only 34,605 Mississippians, the state reached a record low for the number of unemployed individuals. Furthermore, the state maintained its record low unemployment rate of 2.8%.
“Our economy is firing on all cylinders, which is why we continue to make history,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “There are more jobs in Mississippi than ever before, which is truly a victory worth celebrating. We’ll continue fighting for good-paying, high-quality jobs that attract more residents to our great state.”
The news follows a series of recent wins in Mississippi including the announcement that multiple Mississippi metropolitan areas had nation-leading lows in their unemployment rate. Furthermore, the state recently secured the largest economic development project in state history – a $10 billion investment from Amazon Web Services that will bring 1,000 new high-paying tech jobs to the Jackson metro area. Additionally, this year, the largest payroll commitment in state history was announced – a $1.9 billion investment from a joint venture between Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck, and PACCAR that will create 2,000 jobs with an average annual salary of approximately $66,000.
The May jobs report can be read in full here.

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