Kemper County’s unemployment rate stands at 4.4 percent
Kemper County’s unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for December 2021, according to figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
That was one-10ths of a percent higher than the previous month. Compared the rate of 8.2 percent a year ago, unemployment has fallen 3.8 percent.
The unemployment rate represents the number of unemployed as a percent of the civilian labor force for the county.
Kemper County’s workforce in December was 3,290 people. Of that, there were 330 unemployed people during the month.
Mississippi’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2021 at 3.1 percent had a slight one-tenth of a percentage point increase over the month.
When compared to the December 2020 rate of 6.5 percent, the rate decreased 3.4 percentage points. The number of unemployed increased 1,700 over the month, while the employed total increased 2,800 from the prior month. The
Nation’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2021 at 3.7 percent decreased two-tenths of a percentage point over the month and was 2.8 percentage points lower than the year
ago rate of 6.5 percent.
Mississippi’s nonfarm employment decreased 2,500 over the month, but
was 22,900 higher than one year ago. Registering the largest monthly employment gains were the Manufacturing sector and the Leisure & Hospitality sector.
For the month of December 2021, 34 counties in Mississippi posted unemployment rates less than or equal to the state’s rate of 3.1 percent. Rankin and Union bounties posted the lowest unemployment rate for the month of December at 2.1 percent followed by Lafayette County at 2.2
percent. Jefferson County had the highest unemployment rate for December at 11.3 percent followed by Humphreys County at 7.1 percent.