The labor force in Mississippi was 1,289,230 in February 2016, down from 1,291,480 in January 2016, and up from 1,249,912 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 1,209,685 in February 2016, up from 1,200,822 in January 2016, and up from 1,167,106 one year ago in February 2015.