Simpson County, MS monthly unemployment update

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January 27, 2023

Simpson County, MS monthly unemployment update

Stacker compiled statistics about the unemployment rate in Simpson County using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. County and metro unemployment rates are as of November 2022.

Simpson County had a 3.6% unemployment rate in November 2022, marking a 0.3% increase from a month ago. Mississippi reported a 3.9% unemployment rate in November, which is the 21th highest in the country. The national unemployment rate last month dropped to 3.5% but is still 0.4% lower than last year.

The unemployment rate in the Jackson, MS metropolitan area was 3.4%, which is 0.2% lower than Simpson County. Jackson has the 409th highest unemployment out of 887 metro and micro areas surveyed in the country.

Unemployment rates in neighboring counties
#1. Jefferson Davis County, MS: 5.0%
#2. Lawrence County, MS: 4.7%
#3. Hinds County, MS: 3.8%
#4. Simpson County, MS: 3.6%
#5. Smith County, MS: 3.4%
#6. Covington County, MS: 3.2%
#7. Rankin County, MS: 2.7%

Counties with the highest unemployment rate in Mississippi
#1. Jefferson County: 11.4%
#2. Humphreys County: 7.6%
#3. Claiborne County: 7.5%
#4. Issaquena County: 7.1%
#5. Holmes County: 6.5%

Counties with the lowest unemployment rate in Mississippi
#1. Lafayette County: 2.6%
#2. Lamar County: 2.7%
#2. Rankin County: 2.7%
#2. Union County: 2.7%
#5. DeSoto County: 2.9%

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