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Right to Work State

3.7% union membership rate in Mississippi.

Source: BLS, Retrieved 2015.

Competitive Wage Rates

Average hourly production occupation wage is $15.76 in Mississippi.

Source: BLS, May 2014.

Manufacturing Expertise

12.3% manufacturing share of employment in Mississippi.

Skilled Workforce

In 2013, 92,985 people were trained by community colleges in Mississippi and 16,680 degrees were awarded by public four year institutions in Mississippi.

Source: NSPARC, 2015 and IHL, 2014.

Available Labor Force

Labor force of 1.4 million, and unemployment rate of 6.4%.

Source: BLS, Dec. 2014.