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VOL. 127 | NO. 229 | Thursday, November 22, 2012

Mississippi Jobless Rate Drops to 8.9 Percent

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 8.9 percent in October, down 0.3 percent from September.

The report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed Tuesday that 4,300 more people were employed in October than September.

Mississippi had a 9.2 percent jobless rate in September and a 10.7 percent rate in October 2011.

The number of unemployed people fell to about 119,500 in October from 123,000 in September.

Overall, unemployment rates fell in 37 states and the District of Columbia, rose in seven and were flat in six. Nevada had the highest unemployment rate at 11.5 percent, and North Dakota had the lowest at 3.1 percent.

The national unemployment rate rose to 7.9 percent in October, essentially unchanged from September but was 1 percentage point lower than in October 2011.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 57 57 9,423
MORTGAGES 75 75 11,821
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 2,278
BUILDING PERMITS 242 242 20,920
BANKRUPTCIES 42 42 7,378
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 16 3,328
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 111 111 11,390
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 28 2,631

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