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Missouri Sees Little Change in Unemployment in February

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s unemployment rate inched up slightly in February although the state also posted gains in the number of jobs.

Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development show Missouri’s unemployment rate was 6.7 percent last month, up one-tenth of a percentage point from January.

Seasonally adjusted, nonfarm payroll rose by 3,900 jobs in February, with gains in the construction industry offset partially by loses in food services.

Missouri’s civilian labor force stood at slightly less than 3 million people, which was essentially unchanged since January. The labor force includes people with jobs and those who are unemployed but looking for work.

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