State Unemployment Down For Month

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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's unemployment rate was 4.9 percent in Dec., below the rate a month earlier but still higher than the national average. That's according to data released today by the state Department of Economic Development. Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was lower than the 5.1 percent rate in November, and the 5.2 percent rate a year earlier. But it came in above the national unemployment rate of 4.5 percent. Missouri gained 3,800 non-farm jobs, seasonally adjusted, from a month earlier. Compared to Dec. 2005, Missouri has gained more than 22,000 jobs, less than one percent.

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