Jobless Rate Drops in November

1 decade 3 years 6 months ago Thursday, December 21 2006 Dec 21, 2006 Thursday, December 21, 2006 6:56:57 PM CST December 21, 2006 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY - The state's jobless rate in November was down compared to October, but remained above the national rate. The Department of Economic Development said Thursday Missouri's jobless rate was 5.1 percent last month compared with the national rate of 4.5 percent. Missouri's rate in October was 5.4 percent. The state's non-farm payroll rose by 2,400 jobs from a month earlier to 2.75 million on a seasonally-adjusted basis. Non-farm payroll over the past year has increased by 21,000 jobs. Industries that saw big gains in the past year included the services sector, which gained nearly 27,000 jobs, and government jobs, up 8,400. On the other hand, the manufacturing industry cut 7,000 in the past year.

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