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Miss. jobless rate falls to 10% in August

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's unemployment rate dipped to 10% in August from 10.8% in July.

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says that Mississippi was 1 of 13 states that recorded a decrease last month, on a seasonally adjusted basis.

The agency says there were 11,100 fewer people listed as unemployed last month in the state, while the civilian labor force dropped by 3,000. There were 800 more workers on non-farm payrolls, compared with July.

Mississippi's unemployment rate in August 2009 was 9.8%.

The national unemployment rate for August was unchanged from July at 9.6%. That rate was 9.7% in August 2009.

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