Columbia Unemployment Numbers Best in the State

5 years 11 months 1 week ago Sunday, February 16 2014 Feb 16, 2014 Sunday, February 16, 2014 3:07:00 PM CST February 16, 2014 in News
By: Anders Aarhus, KOMU 8 Reporter
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COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia reported excellent unemployment numbers for the month of December.

Only 3.7 percent of Columbia residents are unemployed and the unemployment rate fell almost two percent since last July.

Columbia's 3.7 percent rate compared well to the rest of the state, beating Kansas City's 4.9 percent and St. Louis' 6.6 percent.

The city's numbers mirror a statewide trend with Missouri's unemployment rate the lowest it's been since 2008.

Columbia's 3.7 percent was also the 17th-lowest unemployment rate in the country.

 

 

 

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