Mississippi's Unemployment Rate Again Reaches Record Low

Government and Politics

May 17, 2024

From: Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves

JACKSON, MS - The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate reached a new record low of 2.8% in April 2024.

“If you want to work, there’s a job for you in Mississippi,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “We have record-shattering private sector investment and thousands of new high-paying jobs coming to our state, which is helping to drive down unemployment to record lows. I’m incredibly proud of all the hardworking Mississippians across the state for making this possible. This is another major win for Mississippi.”

Mississippi’s new all-time low unemployment rate is another major win for the state. Mississippi was recognized as one of the top five states for high-quality pre-K. Mississippi’s high school graduation rate is currently at an all-time high and better than the national average, and the state led the nation in fourth grade reading and math gains.

Just one month into 2024, Mississippi set a record for new private sector investment in a year when it finalized approximately $12 billion in new economic development projects. This includes the largest economic development project in Mississippi’s history, a $10 billion private sector investment by Amazon Web Services that will create 1,000 jobs.