Hancock County, MS monthly unemployment update

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June 28, 2023
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Hancock County, MS monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Hancock County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of April 2023.

Hancock County had a 2.9% unemployment rate in April 2023, marking a 0.4 percentage point decrease from a month ago. Mississippi reported a 3.2% unemployment rate in May, which is the 25th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month rose to 3.7% but is still 0.1 percentage points higher than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Gulfport, MS metropolitan area was 2.7%, which is 0.2 percentage points lower than Hancock County. Gulfport has the 333rd lowest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Mississippi
#1. Sharkey County: 9.1%
#2. Issaquena County: 8.5%
#3. Jefferson County: 8.3%
#4. Claiborne County: 5.7%
#5. Humphreys County: 5.0%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Mississippi
#1. Union County: 1.9%
#2. Rankin County: 2.0%
#3. Lamar County: 2.1%
#4. Lafayette County: 2.2%
#4. Madison County: 2.2%

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