Mississippi jobless rate dips in March even as payrolls fall

April 21, 2015 8:57 PM

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Mississippi's jobless rate dipped in March for the third month in a row, although employer payrolls shrank.

The unemployment rate fell to 6.8 percent, down from 7 percent in February and 7.8 percent in March 2014. The number of Mississippians saying they had a job rose, while the number of unemployed people fell.

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