Under GOP Governor Phil Bryant, Mississippi Unemployment Rate Drops To An All-Time Low

In Mississippi, GOP Governor Phil Bryant’s pro-growth policies have the state’s unemployment rate at an all-time record low. A new report from the state’s Department of Employment Security revealed that Mississippi’s jobless rate plummeted to 4.9% in May, a full point lower than this time last year and the lowest ever recorded in the state’s history. With Governor Bryant’s sustained emphasis on job creation and expanding opportunity, conservative economic policies continue to show real results for the people of the Magnolia State.

ABC Meridian reports:

“The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says the jobless rate in May fell to a record low, reaching 4.9%. That’s the lowest since the U.S. Department of Labor began publishing state unemployment rates in January 1976.

The May 2017 rate is one-tenth of a percentage point lower than April and a percentage point lower than a year ago in May 2016, when the rate was 5.9%.

The state says the number of unemployed Mississippians fell in May by 700 to 64,100. Over the year since May 2016, the number of Mississippians without jobs fell by 11,800. In May 2017 fewer Mississippians were unemployed than at any time since May 1999.”