House Democratic Caucus response to recent unemployment numbers

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the House Democratic Caucus 

Once again, Mississippi is at the top of another bad list.

Mississippi has the highest unemployment rate of any state in the nation. Making matters worse, Mississippi's unemployment rate rose again in July for the third straight month.

"The latest job numbers are a stark reminder that Governor Phil Bryant and his legislative leadership team's only economic plan for Mississippi is failure," said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Bobby Moak (D – Bogue Chitto).

"Don't expect the news to get any better," Rep. Moak continued. "We are losing $3,000,000.00 per day in Medicaid reimbursements, and Bryant and his legislative leaders have no plan to stop it. Our hospitals are closing and medical personnel are losing their jobs as a result. In addition, Chiquita is leaving our flagship port and heading to New Orleans. The Hospitality and Tourism industry is suffering. Corporate giveaways of our tax dollars and income credits to Phil Bryant's buddies aren't bringing the jobs he promised."