Unemployment Drops, Remains Above National Average

9 years 5 months 1 week ago April 20, 2007 Apr 20, 2007 Friday, April 20 2007 Friday, April 20, 2007 7:49:13 PM CDT in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate drops in March but remains slightly higher than a year ago. The preliminary 4.7% unemployment rate in March is down from five percent in February. But the rate remains above the national average for last month of 4.4%. Despite the higher jobless rate, Missouri gained 10,800 jobs last month. That was the sixth highest increase nationally. Construction jobs grew faster than other industries, rebounding from a February drop. Manufacturing sector employment also continued to rebound.

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