US Added Modest 103K Jobs In March; Rate Stays 4.1 Pct.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of robust gains, though the government’s overall jobs report suggests that the labor market remains fundamentally healthy. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for a sixth straight month, the Labor Department…

Report shows Missouri unemployment rate drops slightly

( KTRS ) Missouri’s Department of Economic Development says unemployment dropped to 5 percent in October. New data from the agency shows the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly last month, from 5.3 percent in September. The department says that’s the lowest it’s been since April 2007. Seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment went up by about…