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Mississippi's Business - A monthly publication which includes leading and coincident economic indicators and other topics of interest.
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The Mississippi Economic Outlook presents the state economic outlook and forecast. Tables provide details of recent state and national trends, as well as the state five-year forecast. Published quarterly.

Raising the Minimum Wage in Mississippi: An Econometric Analysis, 2014

The Fiscal and Economic Impacts of Medicaid Expansion in Mississippi, 2014-2025. An Economic Brief From the University Research Center Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. This analysis was conducted solely to provide fiscal and economic projections of Medicaid expansion in Mississippi and may not be appropriate for other purposes.

Legislative Economic Briefing - The Economic Briefing is an annual publication presenting an overview of Mississippi's fiscal status for the current and following fiscal years. Revenues, expenditures and ending balances are addressed. Historical summary statistics are also provided.

The Annual Tax Expenditure Report - The Tax Expenditure Annual Report Act defines a tax expenditure as "any statutory provision or state agency regulation which exempts, in whole or in part, any specific class or classes of persons, income, goods, services, or property from established state taxes, including, but not limited to, those provisions known as tax deductions, tax allowances, tax exclusions, tax credits, and tax exemptions." A tax expenditure report shows that revenues foregone due to tax code provisions have the same kind of effect as direct budgetary expenditures. The report also provides a vehicle for annual legislative review of tax expenditures similar to the review that direct expenditures receive through the appropriation process. For archived copies not listed below click here. View Archives

Handbook of Selected Data - A collection of maps giving county information on a wide variety of topics, including population, income, education, employment, and much more.

Population Projections - Mississippi Population Projections 2015, 2020, and 2025. Population projections by county, sex and race.

Select Articles and Study Briefs

Women, Work and Wages (June 2011)
Parents and Children's Health (June 2011)
State Budget Basics (January 2011)
Southeastern States During the Great Recession (January 2011)
Health Care Reform Costs and Benefits (June 2010)
Containing Health Care Costs (June 2010)
Health Linked to Education (January 2010)
Mississippi and Health Care Reform (January 2010)
Mississippi Unemployment Insurance: Is Change Needed (June 2009)
Solving the Poverty Problem in Mississippi (June 2008)
Income Distribution Becomes More Unequal (June 2008)
Teen Motherhood: Trends and Consequences (June 2008)
The State Budget: Curves in the Road Ahead (December 2008)
New Population Projections for Mississippi: Some Highlights (December 2008)
Gross State Product: The State's Economic Base (December 2008)
The Economic Impact Multiplier Is Not Seven (June 2007)
Trends in Mississippi Earning (June 2007)
Mississippi High School Outcomes (June 2007)
The Economic Status of African-Americans in Mississippi (December 2007)
Hurricane Katrina's Impact: Some Basic Data (June 2006)
Katrina-Related Studies and Reports on the Web (June 2006)
Raise the Minimum Wage: A Perennial Issue (June 2006)
RAND Study Examines Rebuilding Housing Along the Coast (December 2006)
Mississippi Wage Gap Persists (December 2006)
The Hispanic Population in Mississippi (December 2006)
Changing Minds at the Heart of Education's Benefits (June 2005)
Private and Public Returns to Investment in Education (June 2005)
Long-Term Outlook for Manufacturing (June 2005)
Tax-Supported Debt Rises in State (June 2005)
Hurricane Katrina: The Challenges (December 2005)
Rebuilding Housing on the Coast (December 2005)
General Fund Revenues Remain on Track Post-Katrina (December 2005)
Disaster Assistance in Rural Areas (December 2005)
MAGNOLIA: Online Library Resources (December 2005)
Sustainable Development in Mississippi (June 2004)
Mississippi Endangered Species (June 2004)
Global Environmental Trends (June 2004)
Easing the State Budget Squeeze (June 2003)
Wage Trends and Strategies for Raising Wages (August 1996)
A Shift-Share Analysis of Employment Trends (August 1996)
Can Workfare Work in Mississippi (October 1996)
Current Levels of Student Achievement in Mississippi (1993)

A Summary Comparison of State Taxes in Selected Southeastern States - This report compares various tax rates and provisions by category in Mississippi to those in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Tennessee.