These Are The 10 Worst Places In Mississippi To Get A Job

When it comes to getting a job, these cities in Mississippi need to update their resumes.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarRankings - 2 years ago

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We’re on a mission at Zippia to criss-cross the country looking for the best and worst places for jobs.

Today, we set our sites on the worst cities to find a job in Mississippi after looking at the best places in Mississippi a short while ago.

These cities did not have the grit needed to make it to the big leagues and get that big promotion we all hope to get.

After looking at the data for the 100 biggest cities in Mississippi, the ten worst cities to find a job in the Magnolia State are:

  1. Hollandale
  2. Leland
  3. Vicksburg
  4. Greenville
  5. Clarksdale
  6. Greenwood
  7. Ruleville
  8. Indianola
  9. Kosciusko
  10. Okolona

Read on to see how we did it.

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How We Determined The Worst Places For Jobs In The Magnolia State

After getting the data for every place in Mississippi, we ultimately decided to limit our analysis to the biggest places with over 5,000 people.

That left us with 100 cities.

We then ranked each place across a number of criteria from one to 100, with 1 being the worst in any given category.

Finally, we took the average rank across all criteria, with the place posting the lowest overall score gaining the title “Worst City In Mississippi To Find A Job”.

The criteria we looked at were:




1. Hollandale

Hollandale, Mississippi

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Population: 2,710Recent Job Growth: -3.34%
Future Job Growth: 21.70%

2. Leland

Leland, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,465Recent Job Growth: -3.34%
Future Job Growth: 21.70%

3. Vicksburg

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,725Recent Job Growth: -2.85%
Future Job Growth: 21.40%

4. Greenville

Greenville, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 34,259Recent Job Growth: -3.34%
Future Job Growth: 21.50%

5. Clarksdale

Clarksdale, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,906Recent Job Growth: -2.81%
Future Job Growth: 23.60%

6. Greenwood

Greenwood, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,298Recent Job Growth: -3.15%
Future Job Growth: 22.80%

7. Ruleville

Ruleville, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,002Recent Job Growth: -2.03%
Future Job Growth: 24.30%

8. Indianola

Indianola, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,682Recent Job Growth: -2.03%
Future Job Growth: 24.30%

9. Kosciusko

Kosciusko, Mississippi

Source: Flickr

Population: 7,359Recent Job Growth: -2.56%
Future Job Growth: 25.80%

10. Okolona

Okolona, Mississippi

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,684Recent Job Growth: -2.08%
Future Job Growth: 26.80%

Wrapping It Up With Friday Night Drinks

After crunching all the numbers, Hollandale took the “top” spot as the worst city in Mississippi for a job.

So while the economy continues to improve and jobs become available across the state of Mississippi, these cities lag behind.

Hopefully they can catch up before they miss their next bonus.

Detailed List Of Worst Places In Mississippi To Get A Job

City Rank Population Recent Job Growth Future Job Growth
hollandale 1 2,710 -3.34% 21.70%
leland 2 4,465 -3.34% 21.70%
vicksburg 3 23,725 -2.85% 21.40%
greenville 4 34,259 -3.34% 21.50%
clarksdale 5 17,906 -2.81% 23.60%
greenwood 6 15,298 -3.15% 22.80%
ruleville 7 3,002 -2.03% 24.30%
indianola 8 10,682 -2.03% 24.30%
kosciusko 9 7,359 -2.56% 25.80%
okolona 10 2,684 -2.08% 26.80%
houston 11 3,602 -2.08% 26.80%
west point 12 11,317 -1.79% 21.70%
macon 13 2,759 -0.82% 24.70%
waynesboro 14 5,073 -2.01% 27.60%
aberdeen 15 5,626 -1.37% 27.50%
louisville 16 6,617 -1.05% 28.30%
mccomb 17 12,841 -2.33% 27.60%
natchez 18 15,847 -2.29% 28.70%
amory 19 7,313 -1.37% 27.50%
hazlehurst 20 4,003 -2.16% 28.40%
holly springs 21 7,699 -1.18% 29.90%
carthage 22 5,062 -1.94% 28.80%
beechwood 23 3,268 -2.86% 26.60%
baldwyn 24 3,982 -1.45% 29.70%
columbus 25 23,604 0.12% 27.30%
water valley 26 3,399 -0.66% 30.70%
hattiesburg 27 46,284 -1.17% 30.10%
booneville 28 8,788 -1.45% 29.70%
winona 29 4,985 -0.97% 29.40%
crystal springs 30 5,060 -2.16% 28.40%
batesville 31 7,457 -1.20% 28.60%
magee 32 4,414 -2.16% 30.20%
jackson 33 174,382 -2.16% 29.20%
verona 34 3,045 -1.18% 30.80%
senatobia 35 8,071 -1.18% 29.60%
starkville 36 23,908 -0.94% 31.30%
ripley 37 5,381 -1.06% 29.80%
yazoo city 38 11,524 0.41% 31.90%
cleveland 39 12,315 -0.66% 30.40%
columbia 40 6,543 -0.39% 31.40%
tupelo 41 34,827 -1.18% 30.00%
meridian 42 41,056 0.32% 31.40%
fulton 43 3,969 -1.18% 30.90%
canton 44 13,185 -2.16% 30.80%
morton 45 3,440 -1.31% 32.80%
byram 46 11,277 -2.16% 29.60%
mississippi state 47 2,913 -0.94% 31.30%
saltillo 48 4,744 -1.18% 30.80%
iuka 49 3,019 -0.13% 32.80%
newton 50 3,379 -1.26% 31.80%
gulfport 51 68,158 -0.23% 31.80%
ridgeland 52 23,987 -2.16% 30.80%
biloxi 53 44,223 -0.23% 32.10%
pontotoc 54 5,652 -1.18% 31.10%
madison 55 24,153 -2.16% 30.80%
tutwiler 56 3,432 2.93% 36.90%
waveland 57 6,492 -0.23% 32.90%
brookhaven 58 12,549 -0.75% 32.30%
pearl 59 25,623 -2.16% 31.50%
richland 60 6,955 -2.16% 31.50%
nicholson 61 3,393 -0.19% 33.00%
pascagoula 62 22,523 1.82% 33.80%
forest 63 5,702 -1.31% 32.80%
clinton 64 25,361 -2.16% 31.40%
flowood 65 7,881 -2.16% 31.50%
laurel 66 18,611 -0.88% 33.40%
bay st. louis 67 9,614 -0.23% 32.90%
picayune 68 10,982 -0.19% 33.00%
florence 69 4,118 -2.16% 31.50%
grenada 70 13,121 0.09% 33.50%
petal 71 10,515 -1.17% 31.60%
brandon 72 21,689 -2.16% 31.50%
escatawpa 73 3,857 1.82% 36.30%
ellisville 74 4,512 -0.88% 33.40%
new hope 75 3,182 0.12% 32.50%
wiggins 76 4,399 -0.23% 33.30%
corinth 77 14,663 0.08% 34.30%
horn lake 78 26,120 -1.19% 32.80%
poplarville 79 2,923 -0.19% 33.00%
west hattiesburg 80 6,370 -1.17% 32.90%
moss point 81 13,807 1.82% 36.30%
oxford 82 19,022 -0.68% 33.70%
olive branch 83 33,484 -1.19% 32.80%
hernando 84 14,117 -1.19% 32.80%
gautier 85 18,502 1.82% 36.30%
lucedale 86 2,943 1.82% 36.50%
d’iberville 87 9,539 -0.23% 33.20%
pass christian 88 4,773 -0.23% 33.20%
philadelphia 89 7,483 0.23% 35.40%
diamondhead 90 8,583 -0.23% 32.90%
southaven 91 48,981 -1.19% 33.30%
long beach 92 14,981 -0.23% 33.20%
st. martin 93 6,965 1.82% 36.30%
latimer 94 6,970 1.82% 36.30%
gulf hills 95 8,419 1.82% 36.30%
ocean springs 96 17,420 1.82% 36.30%
pearl river 97 4,106 0.23% 35.40%
vancleave 98 5,756 1.82% 36.30%
gulf park estates 99 6,343 1.82% 36.30%
new albany 100 8,076 2.73% 40.00%

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