DED Releases August 2011 State Jobs Report

Missouri's unemployment rate remains below the national average

September 12, 2011 | 2 min reading time

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JEFFERSON CITY– Missouri’s unemployment rate remains three-tenths of a point below the national average, according to data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Missouri’s unemployment rate for August is 8.8 percent, up one-tenth of a point from the July report. The state’s unemployment rate remains seven-tenths of a point lower than it was in January.

The national unemployment rate is currently 9.1 percent. The state’s nonfarm payroll employment decreased by 3,100 during August.

Contact: John Fougere, (573) 522-5058.

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