Missouri Unemployment Up, But Still Below National Rate
Missouri’s unemployment rate is up but still is below the national rate. Data from the state’s Economic Development Department shows Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from four-point-three percent in May to four-point-five percent in June. The national unemployment rate was four-point-nine percent in June. The state agency says June marked the 25th month that Missouri’s rate remained below the national rate. Missouri’s total number of payroll jobs remained steady from May to June. The total seasonally adjusted civilian labor force is about three-point-one million people.