DED releases September 2015 Jobs Report


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s unemployment rate for September fell by three-tenths of a point to 5.3 percent, the lowest rate since August 2007.

Following an upward revision to the August employment figures to show a total increase of 6,500 new jobs, nonfarm payroll employment in September decreased by 16,500 jobs with the bulk of the reduction occurring in local government. Several industries experienced significant job growth over the month, including durable goods manufacturing which gained 3,000 jobs. Retail trade saw the largest growth with 3,200 new jobs and art, entertainment & recreation was up by 2,100 jobs in September.


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