Thursday, December 28, 2006

Unemployment Down

Unemployment rate in Hancock Co. dips below 7 percent
By DON HAMMACK
dthammack@sunherald.com
Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in Hancock County for November, its lowest rate since Hurricane Katrina, according to numbers released by the state this morning.
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security said unemployment fell four-tenths of a point from October, to 6.8 percent. The August 2005 rate, the last before the storm affected the statistics, was 5.9 percent.
The November rate in Harrison County rose slightly to 8.3 percent, up one-tenth of a point. In Jackson County, the rate rose two-tenths to 6.9 percent.
The Mississippi unemployment rate was 6.9 percent, up three-tenths of a point, but 2 points lower than it was a year ago.
The national rate for November was 4.5 percent.

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