The labor force in Mississippi was 1,303,700 in July 2017, down from 1,306,229 in June 2017, and up from 1,292,473 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 1,224,650 in July 2017, down from 1,226,836 in June 2017, and up from 1,209,849 one year ago in July 2016.