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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Report Shows Unemployment Down In Missouri

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Report Shows Unemployment Down In Missouri

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Missouri’s unemployment rate is down. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, which shows Missouri’s unemployment rate for September fell by three-tenths of a point to 5.3 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007. Following an upward revision to the August employment figures to […]

Report Shows Unemployment Down In Missouri

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Missouri’s unemployment rate is down.

That’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, which shows Missouri’s unemployment rate for September fell by three-tenths of a point to 5.3 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007.

Following an upward revision to the August employment figures to show a total increase of 6,500 new jobs, nonfarm payroll employment in September decreased by 16,500 jobs with the bulk of the reduction occurring in local government. Several industries experienced significant job growth over the month, including durable goods manufacturing which gained 3,000 jobs. Retail trade saw the largest growth with 3,200 new jobs and art, entertainment & recreation was up by 2,100 jobs in September.

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