These places in the Magnolia State just got promoted to CEO.
If you’re starting to look for a job in Mississippi, you’ve come to the right place.
You might think off the top of your head that Jackson would be an excellent place to find a job. And while the capital does offer many opportunities, it isn’t the best in the state according to the data.
Here at Zippia, we aim to answer questions like this using cold hard facts and analysis. So we set our sights on determining the best place in Mississippi to find a job.
After analyzing all 53 plus places in Mississippi, we came up with this list as the best places for jobs in the Magnolia State:
So listen up Greenville as we explain how we created this ranking, you could learn some things from the rest of the state.
We first researched detailed data on all places in Mississippi. However, in order to properly compare places in an apples-to-apples manner, we set a minimum population threshold of 5,000 people.
This left us with 53 places in Mississippi to analyze.
We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 53, with one being the best.
We took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Place For Jobs In Mississippi”.
The criteria we looked at were:
Sources of criteria include the the BLS and Sperling’s Best Places.
If your city or town isn’t among the top 10, jump down to the bottom of the post to see a detailed chart and a downloadable file of all the data.
Otherwise, learn how these cities moved up the career ladder.
Population: 7,483Unemployment Rate: 5.10%
Recent Job Growth: 0.23%
Future Job Growth: 35.40%
Population: 14,663Unemployment Rate: 5.90%
Recent Job Growth: 0.08%
Future Job Growth: 34.30%
Population: 19,022Unemployment Rate: 4.90%
Recent Job Growth: -0.68%
Future Job Growth: 33.70%
Population: 18,502Unemployment Rate: 7.30%
Recent Job Growth: 1.82%
Future Job Growth: 36.30%
Population: 13,121Unemployment Rate: 6.70%
Recent Job Growth: 0.09%
Future Job Growth: 33.50%
Population: 18,611Unemployment Rate: 4.80%
Recent Job Growth: -0.88%
Future Job Growth: 33.40%
Population: 9,539Unemployment Rate: 6.30%
Recent Job Growth: -0.23%
Future Job Growth: 33.20%
Population: 48,981Unemployment Rate: 4.30%
Recent Job Growth: -1.19%
Future Job Growth: 33.30%
Population: 10,982Unemployment Rate: 6.60%
Recent Job Growth: -0.19%
Future Job Growth: 33.00%
Population: 6,492Unemployment Rate: 6.60%
Recent Job Growth: -0.23%
Future Job Growth: 32.90%
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