Mississippi payrolls rose to 1.12 million in February, up from January and from February 2012. Construction was the economic sector showing the biggest percentage job gain in February. Also rising were manufacturing, professional and business services, education and health care, leisure and hospitality and government. Falling were information and trade, transportation and utilities. Financial service jobs were flat.The broadest measure of those who are unemployed averaged 15.1 percent in Mississippi during 2012, the most recent figures available. That number includes people who are looking for work only sporadically, have given up looking or are working part time because they can't find a full-time job.
Miss. Unemployment Rises In February
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