Mo. Added More Than 12K Jobs in June

4 years 3 months 6 days ago Tuesday, July 16 2013 Jul 16, 2013 Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:17:00 PM CDT July 16, 2013 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's unemployment rate edged up slightly even though businesses added thousands of jobs in June.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development said Tuesday that employer payrolls grew by 12,800 jobs in June, compared with the previous month.

Despite that growth, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also inched up by one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.9 percent in June.

The largest job growth occurred in the leisure and hospitality sector, which added 5,400 jobs. An additional 4,700 jobs were added in retail and wholesale trade, and 2,000 jobs were added in durable goods manufacturing.

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