The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the June jobless numbers and the unemployment rate sits at 7.6 percent in the St. Louis metro area.
That is below the national rate of 7.8 percent for June. Compared to last June, there are 18,000 more workers.
The industry that saw the biggest increase in jobs was trade, transportation, and utility--they added 8,500 employees. Government employment meanwhile shed 4,000 jobs.