Labor force participation is a key social indicator because the economic performance of a state and the well-being of its residents are closely tied to labor force outcomes. Together, the labor force participation rate (LFPR) and the unemployment rate are of paramount concern to state governments because work and earnings from employment are central determinants of living standards.
Labor Force Participation in Mississippi and Other Southern States: Summary ReportUpjohn Institute Technical Reports
SeriesUpjohn Institute Technical Report No. 12-026
Issue DateMarch 2012
NoteAuthors assisted by Jing Cai, Francesca Fazio, and Brian Pittelko
SponsorshipThe Mississippi Governor's Office
Citation InformationLachowska, Marta, and Stephen A. Woodbury with the assistance of Jing Cai, Francesca Fazio, Brian Pittelko. 2012. "Labor Force Participation in Mississippi and other Southern States: Summary Report." Upjohn Institute Technical Report No. 12-026. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.