Missouri unemployment up but still below national rate

2 years 4 weeks 23 hours ago Tuesday, July 19 2016 Jul 19, 2016 Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:31:00 PM CDT July 19, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's unemployment rate is up but still is below the national rate.

Data from the state's Economic Development Department released Tuesday show Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 4.3 percent in May to 4.5 percent in June.

The national unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in June. The state agency says June marked the 25th month that Missouri's rate remained below the national one.

Missouri's total number of payroll jobs remained steady from May to June.

The total seasonally adjusted civilian labor force is about 3.1 million people.

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