February 10, 2016

Missouri unemployment rate continues to drop

Missouri’s unemployment rate continues to fall with 2,300 new jobs added during February.

The Department of Economic Development reports the unemployement rate has declined to 7.4 percent … in comparison, the U.S. unemployment rate stands at 8.3 percent.

Missouri added nearly 22 thousand jobs in January. Our state’s unemployment is down more than 2 percent from a recent high of 9.7 percent in August, 2009.