Unemployment rates were higher in June than a year earlier in all but one of 389 metropolitan areas across the country, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. A total of 218 areas had jobless rates of less than 10%, and six areas had rates of at least 20%.
Missouri’s metro areas saw improvements in June as unemployment rates decreased across the board. The largest drop was in Kansas City, where the unemployment rate decreased to 7.8% from 10.8% in May. Cape Girardeau saw the next biggest drop, to 7.1%, down from 9% in May.