By The Associated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi had 9,200 more non-farm jobs last month than in March 2010.
That’s according a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Labor Department.
On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, there were 5,300 more non-farm jobs in Mississippi last month than in February 2011.
The Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate — on a seasonally adjusted basis — remained unchanged at 10.2 percent from February to March. In March 2010, the state jobless rate was 10.8 percent.
The state’s civilian labor force has been on the rise, a sign that those who have been out of work for a long time have resumed hunting for jobs.
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