Tuesday, February 18, 2020

How does MS job growth rate compare to US average?




Over the last decade, Mississippi net job growth has only averaged .77% while the national average is 1.72%.

If MS were gaining jobs at the national rate, an additional 11,000 jobs would be added each year.

If MS is to increase its job growth rate and close the gap with the national average, it will likely require years of persistence, but it must start now. Faster job growth and higher incomes will not occur without pushing more people into the right training/education programs.

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39 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just graduated college here in Jackson and got a good job right away. That ought to help.
Ooops it's in Georgia. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

One more legacy from having Phil Bryant as governor. Nice guy but with a total absence of knowing the big picture.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi is just like North Korea.

Anonymous said...

Let me give you a hint—Bryant, Gunn, and Gimpson. Not to worry cause Feel is now in the consulting Bizness.

Epps Legacy said...

Meanwhile: News on Supertalk relates another prison death every day. Natural causes of course.

Anonymous said...

Mmm. The sweet taste of #50.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but we be cuttin' taxes.

Anonymous said...

And who paid for this advertisement on JJ? I’m betting somebody who has the cure for the problem. All they need is some state dollars to help pull it off.

Anonymous said...

@5:05
Wrong. And I will tell you why:

1.) Pyongyang (Capitol of the DPRK) has a much more impressive skyline than Jackson's.
2.) The only fat person is Kim Jong Un.
3.) Even during the US Sanctions and famine in the 1990s, the Pyongyang Zoo remained open.
4.) A degree from Pyongyang University actually means you are literate and have marketable skills.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sick of the typical good ol boys Mississippi political network. Can we for once elect an outsider

Anonymous said...

The biggest hurdle Mississippi employment faces is a cultural that doesn’t WANT to work...
Jobs are out there and no one is willing to work.

Anonymous said...

6:01 - Most positions on the ballots here require residence and many required registered voter. 'Outsiders' might not qualify.

Anonymous said...

4:52 - If you just graduated college 'in Jackson', it's probably best that you move to Georgia. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when your state is run by people who don’t know or care about what it takes to run, manage or grow a business. But hey atleast we got that rebel state flag and catfish y’all!

Anonymous said...

Gee, I wonder why this wasn't posted before the Gov's race? Oh that's right...we all know...this site was bought and paid for by Tater's Benjamins.

Now that all the elections are over, KF will take money from any group wanting to post articles as his advertising money intake has dried up.

Anonymous said...

Im not sure what you guys are complaining about. You get what you vote for. And, the end result was quite clear when you guys were electing the idiots you cose. That’s what you pile on to tell Jackson, and it’s no less applicable here.

Anonymous said...

@6:01 - nope.

Anonymous said...

MDA needs to be disbanded. It’s dysfunctional as is most of the programs. Who’s replacing McCullough ? Crickets...
Paris Air show my ass -
South American “trade” missions - your ass
CDBG grants - his ass
Consultant “tours” - her ass
We need roads and bridges!

Anonymous said...

Yes, please elect a Trump.

Anonymous said...

mississippi will never be anything other than a third world backwater. were it not for the federal billions that are pumped into this place it would look like some sub saharan shithole.

Anonymous said...

would love to see the federal welfare billons cut off from this state for about one year. that way these rednecks could see just how pathetic this place truly is.

Anonymous said...

I’m all for more skilled workers, but let’s be real: Mississippi can’t hold on to the skilled workers it has.

For example, every year MSU produces a crop of hundreds of excellent engineers, IT pros, chemists, etc. The question for most isn’t whether they’re staying in MS, but which other state they’re going to.

That’s largely because the state has, for decades, failed to invest in education, livable cities, or decent infrastructure — in other words, the things people and businesses with a choice look for in a potential home.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish, you horrible little man...pointing out things like this is just impolite. Rather than pointing out that Mississippi isn't up to the average, why not point out that Mississippi isn't LOSING jobs. If folks don't accentuate the positive, some people might assume we're not keeping up with...no, wait, they'll assume we aren't a modern state with...oh, fuck it, nevermind.

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't for folks wanting to stay close to Louisiana, these numbers would be far worse.

Anonymous said...

Jim Hood lost. Period.

Anonymous said...

@8:14 nailed it. Wife’s sister works there. She says the place is a total embarrassment. Kids right out of college with no work experience are given million dollar investment projects that they completely mishandle due to incompetent hiring and non-existent training.

Anonymous said...

Amen 6:36

Where's My Free Stuff? said...

Why work when the dems keep giving out free stuff to get elected?

Anonymous said...

@7:30 PM, that was my first thought (about the candidates bringing this up during the campaign for governor, not about KF).

Tate should start wearing one of those NASCAR jackets so that we will know the folks/businesses that sponsor him.

We talk about being conservative, but the state's economy would crumble if Mississippi did not receive billions of dollars of Federal funds.

Anonymous said...

@6;01pm-Andy Gipson will be the next governor in 8 years if the GOP doesn't do something to bring in some fresh intelligent new leadership. He will be another Feel Bryant that was the consolation prize except he not only will have the boots but the hat. Maybe folks forgot about Jimmy Swaggart and his sanctimonious two faces. The only hope we have is Shad White and he may be too smart for our gullible majority.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:57 My apologizes to North Korea.

Anonymous said...

Trump has ended NAFTA and replaced it with a great USMCA deal. Our trade is now on a much more level playing field with China and other countries. Jobs are coming back to the US. It would be a tragedy if Mississippi fails to secure any of those returning jobs.

Anonymous said...

While this news is alarming, does anyone commenting on this thread realize Mississippi is one of the top 100 economies on the planet? Namely, Mississippi's GDP is only smaller than ~50 sovereign nations. Perspective tends to change things.

Jeff said...

In the graphic, why is the 1.72% in the yellow/near red, while the .77% is in the green, like that is better? Is that illustrator soon to be jobless?

Anonymous said...

Once one gets an education, one learns the better quality of life is across the state line.

Anonymous said...

I worked hard on the list of reasons young people and businesses select a city in which to locate. Appeal has been lodged.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi is on the bottom because the majority of its citizens are rural hicks who like it that way. They don't care about losing population, being last in education, and on the bottom of most quality of life indicators. They deliberately vote for like-minded backwards thinking people to run their state in a way that ensures that most outside investors with deep pockets will think twice before ever spending a dime here.

Anonymous said...

9:56pm Your "perspective" has no context and lacks the understanding of why the GDP is only a way to gage other measures.
GDP is divided by population, which we are losing. So, just keeping the jobs that exists when you lose population, increases the GDP.
We are 37th in the US and gained GDP just like the other States losing population.
But we are a society of sentences these days, not paragraphs, and certainly not the entire book. Or to put it another way, there's no chance of putting together a puzzle when you can't see any more of the pieces than you hold in one hand.
























Anonymous said...

8:55 - Your comparison lacks relevant context. But you do get an upgrade do D- for hitting the enter key twelve times at the conclusion.

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