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
McKesson 400 Pharmaceutical distributor
Future Electronics 357 Distribution of electronic components 
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
Trane, Inc. 205 Distribution of indoor comfort systems
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
ICS International Cold Storage 160 Prefabricated commercial sectional coolers
Hamilton Beach 162 Distribution of small electric household applicances
AFCO Millwork Products 135 Components used in hanging doors
Guardian Fiberglass 120 Fiberglass installation
Parker Hannifin 120 Chelsea power offs, transmission attachments

Annual 2016 Average Labor Force Data

County Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Desoto 85,130 81,440 3,690 4.3%
Tate 12,110 11,390 720 5.9%
Marshall 14,770 13,860 910 6.2%
Panola 13.600 12,600 1,000 7.4%
Tunica 4,770 4,430 340 7.1%

Year Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
2016 85,130 81,440 3,960 4.3%
2015 83,860 79,760 4,100 4.9%
2014 80,040 76,220 3,820 4.8%
2013 79,060 74,090 4,970 6.3%
2012 80,870 75,310 5,560 6.9%
2011 80,360 74,000 6,360 7.9%
2010 78,170 72,000 6,170 7.9%
2009 77,290 71,790 5,500 7.1%
2008 78,270 74,500 3,770 4.8%
2007 76,670 73,570 3,100 4.0%