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.
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment