Hattiesburg Named #2 in the Nation for Job Growth Amidst Global Pandemic


February 17, 2021

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
> Increase in employment: 2.9%
> Total employment Feb. 2020: 65,216
> Total employment Nov. 2020: 67,107
> Feb. 2020 unemployment rate: 4.7%
> Nov. 2020 unemployment rate: 5.7%
> Fastest growing industry: Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (+8.0%)
> Labor force increase Feb.-Nov. 2020: +2,721 (+4.0%)

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