Mississippi Unemployment Rate Sets New Record Low

JACKSON, Miss. –  Governor Tate Reeves today announced that Mississippi’s unemployment rate has reached a new record low of 3.5% as of March, 2023.

“This is a tremendous victory for every business, every community, and every Mississippian across our state,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “You don’t have to look all that closely to see that a trend is emerging in Mississippi. That trend is more learning and greater academic achievement. It’s better jobs and higher pay. And it’s strong economic growth and more opportunity for all Mississippians across our state.”

Governor Reeves made the announcement during a press conference held at Navistar Defense in West Point, Mississippi. Navistar has now reached their established goal of hiring 500 individuals as part of their facility expansion, announced two years ago.

Governor Reeves was joined at the press conference by Senator Roger Wicker and Navistar Defense CEO Ted Wright.




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