Missouri Unemployment Rate Goes Down

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Missouri’s unemployment rate fell by two-tenths of a percent in September to 3.8%, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Research and Information Center. Seasonally adjusted employment increased by 7,500 jobs in September. While the state continues to recover from the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic, the jobs report estimates 118,110 Missourians are still unemployed, down by 5,000 from August’s report. Between September 2020 and September 2021, the Economic Research and Information Center reports an increase of 70,800 jobs across the state. According to the report, employment rose in professional and business services; trade, transportation, and utilities; leisure and hospitality; and, education and health services.

October 22, 2021 - 10:32am
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