JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s unemployment rate edged up two-tenths of a point to 4.5 percent in June, according to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
For 25 consecutive months, the state’s monthly unemployment rate has been below the national rate, which also edged up to 4.9 percent for June.
Following revisions to May’s nonfarm payroll employment, Missouri’s employment level for June was unchanged. Leisure & hospitality saw the largest gain in employment in June with 2,800 new jobs.