Labor Market

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) publishes and records a range of important workforce and labor statistics. They can be used to give employers an accurate picture of the state’s current workforce, as well as predictions about employment and wage levels.

Browse the categories below to find relevant information for your business needs. Please note that all links on this page will direct you to the MDES website.

  • Occupational Wages
    Occupational wage information organized by metropolitan statistical area (MSA) and region.
  • Occupational Projections
    Projections on the number of workers to be employed in different occupations. Organized by community college districts, MSAs and Workforce Investment Areas.
  • Maps
    Maps of population, wage and employment statistics organized by county, as well as maps indicating community college districts, MSAs and Workforce Investment Areas.