Missouri unemployment rate remains below national average
Missouri’s unemployment rate held steady at 6.9 percent in October, according to new data from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. That’s one full point below the national average of 7.9 percent.
For October, the state also tallied 13,000 new jobs which add up to more than 25,000 new jobs this year. That’s up from the 21,500 jobs added in 2011.