More new jobs in Missouri in February. The state’s seasonally adjusted non-farm employment rose by 7,600 – an increase of 0.3 percent from February of last year. But not all the news was positive. Missouri experienced a slight increase in its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February as it rose from 4.7 to 4.8 percent. The job increases were spread throughout most industry groups, with most – about 3,900 – being in the leisure and hospitality industries. Trade, transportation, and utilities employment grew by 3,000, while education and health services employment rose by 1,200.