Mississippi’s economy is growing gradually but still lags behind the pace of the U.S. economy overall, an expert told state lawmakers Thursday.
State economist Darrin Webb said during a briefing at the Capitol that the state and nation have a “boring kind of economy” right now, with slow job growth and shaky consumer confidence.
“The U.S. economy is growing. It just doesn’t have a lot of momentum,” Webb said. “The state’s economy is growing, as well, but it’s growing much, much slower.”