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VOL. 126 | NO. 119 | Monday, June 20, 2011

Miss. Jobless Rate Falls a Bit in May

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's unemployment rate fell slightly in May.

The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the latest seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 10.3 percent, down from 10.4 percent in April. In May 2010, the unemployment rate stood at 10.4 percent.

The national rate for May was 9.1 percent.

Mississippi was among 24 states that saw declines in their jobless rates. Thirteen states and the District of Columbia recorded increases last month. Thirteen states were unchanged.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 94 322 4,193
MORTGAGES 95 320 4,710
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 47 728
BUILDING PERMITS 0 538 9,806
BANKRUPTCIES 48 211 3,096
BUSINESS LICENSES 42 155 2,046
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 12 101 1,225
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 74 788