JACKSON, Miss. — In 2013 Mississippi saw its largest job growth since 1999, an increase of about 1.6 percent, according to state economist Dr. Darrin Webb.
“We are fifteenth from the top in terms of job growth, but if you look in terms of wage and salary disbursement growth, we are eighth from the bottom,” said Webb. Although income growth is low in Mississippi, it is still growing, just not nearly as much as it was growing back in the 80s and 90s.
Webb says many of the new jobs in the state are part time, temporary, or low paying, but jobs none the less. He expects stronger economic growth for 2014.
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