Missouri Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly

The unemployment rate in Missouri rose a tenth of a point to 6.7 percent in February,  according to data released by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The state’s payrolls increased by 3,900 jobs during for the month, on a seasonally-adjusted basis. Employment growth was led by the construction industry, which was up by 4,500 jobs, which offset losses in other sectors such as accommodation and food services.

Read more in the DED release

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