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Missouri unemployment rate increases slightly in January

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Missouri unemployment rate increases slightly in January

Jefferson City, MO ( KTRS ) Missouri unemployment rate increased slightly in January to 5.5 percent while the state’s nonfarm employment number raised by more than 14,000 jobs. Unemployment had been dropping slightly in recent months and reached its lowest rate since April 2008 in December of 2014. The increase in unemployment matches a national […]

Missouri unemployment rate increases slightly in January

Jefferson City, MO ( KTRS ) Missouri unemployment rate increased slightly in January to 5.5 percent while the state’s nonfarm employment number raised by more than 14,000 jobs.

Unemployment had been dropping slightly in recent months and reached its lowest rate since April 2008 in December of 2014.

The increase in unemployment matches a national growth in January, taking the country’s unemployment up to 5.7 percent from 5.6 percent in December.

The report also shows Missouri’s nonfarm employment has grown by 43,200 jobs in the past year.

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