Mississippi economy ekes out 0.7 percent growth in 2015

New figures show Mississippi’s economic growth trailed the national average in 2015, although it was an improvement over 2014.

Gross domestic product numbers released by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all of the economic output of each state.

Mississippi’s economy grew 0.7 percent in 2015, compared to a 0.3 percent decrease in output in 2014. Growth was led by agriculture and non-durable goods manufacturing