Experts say Miss. economy ‘feeble’ but slowly recovering

Mississippi’s economy is slowly recovering but remains “feeble,” an expert told lawmakers Thursday.

House and Senate leaders said they’ll keep that in mind as they write a budget over the coming months.

State economist Darrin Webb said Mississippi ended 2011 on a strong note, with 3.4 percent growth in the final quarter. That was the strongest three-month period since the second quarter of 2010.

“We’ve seen gains in employment the past three months, but as you can see the recovery has really been pretty feeble,” Webb said during an economic briefing at the Capitol.