Coast Jobless Rate On The Rise

The jobless figures are out for the month of September, and they don't show much of a change from August, but the rate is up slightly. Since they are compiled on the 12th of every month, the numbers do not reflect what affect the terrorist attacks on September 11th may have had on the unemployment picture.

In the three coastal counties combined, the jobless rate was four-percent in September. That is a slight increase from August. In Biloxi and Gulfport, there was also a small increase in the number of people out of work, with Biloxi's jobless rate being slightly higher than Gulfport's.