Jobs continue to grow with unemployment decreasing slightly in August

Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in August 2019, down a tenth of a percentage point from July. Seasonal adjustment is a statistical technique used to measure and remove influences of predictable seasonal patterns to show how employment and unemployment change monthly. The number of jobs in the state continues to rise, while the unemployment rate remains low. Over the past year, employment has grown by 38,200 jobs. Missouri sees over-the-year job gains across key industries. Health Care and Social Assistance (+13,700 jobs, up 3.2 percent) Accommodation and Food Services (+6,600 jobs, up 2.4 percent) Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+5,700 jobs, up 3.5 percent)

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