Workforce Information Database

The Mississippi Labor Market Information searchable database allows professionals to search for labor market data by statewide, county or other geographic areas. It allows users to create their own geographic areas.  Data may be printed as a text document or saved as an Excel spreadsheet.  Please visit the database for more in-depth analysis of Industry, Occupation, Income/Wage and Area Profile information.  To access this valuable tool, click here

Increase in student population in last 5 years:

•2020-2021  34,215

•2019-2020  34,735

•2018-2019  34,457

•2017-2018  33,986

•2016-2017  33,582

**Information provided by Desoto County School Board


Company # Employees Product/Service
DeSoto County Schools 3,872 Public School System
Baptist Memorial Hospital 1,750 Healthcare
Williams-Sonoma 993 Distribution of specialty cooking and kitchen-related products
Milwaukee Electric Tool 800 Distribution of portable electric tools
Fed Ex Ground 433 Package sorting hub
Amazon 400 Distribution of web-purchased goods
McKesson 400 Pharmaceutical distributor
Future Electronics 357 Distribution of electronic components 
Google 350 Operations center
Landau Uniforms 330 Uniforms
Siemens Industry Inc. 300 Computer-based building management systems
Johnson Controls 300 Manufacturer of flex duct 
Newly Wed Foods 282 Food ingredients, seasonings, blends, flavors
Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. 265 Third-party logistics
J.T. Shannon Lumber Company 250 Hardwood lumber and plank flooring
Helen of Troy — Olive Branch 250 Distribution of personal care products
KIK Custom Products 223 MFG of guest amenity soaps
Scan Source Inc. 220 Distribution of specialty technology products
Brentwood Originals 210 Manufacture Decorative pillows
MAHLE Aftermarket Inc 208 Distributor of internal engine components
Milwaukee Electric Tool 207 Distribution of portable electric tools
Dollar Tree 198 Distribution Center
Diamond Comics 183 Distributor of comic books, graphic novels and
WAI Global 170 Distribution
Helen of Troy — Southaven 163 Distribution of personal care products
Hamilton Beach 162 Distribution of small electric household applicances
AFCO Millwork Products 135 Components used in hanging doors
Parker Hannifin 120 Chelsea power offs, transmission attachments

Annual 2020 Average Labor Force Data.  Mississippi Unemployment Rate for 2020: 6.2%

County Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Desoto 88,500 83,240 5,260 5.9%
Tate 12,080 11,180 900 7.5%
Marshall 14,070 13,040 1030 7.3%
Panola 12,330 11,120 1,210 9.8%
Tunica 4,670 4,010 660 14.1%

Year Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
2020 88,500 83,240 5,260 5.9%
2019 91,400 87,380 4,020 4.4%
2018 90,550 87,090 3,460 3.8%
2017 88,830 85,420 3,410 3.8%
2016 85,130 81,440 3,960 4.3%