Payroll Numbers Nearly Record-Setting In Missouri
The 7,200 increase tied for the largest one month increase in employment in the state since 2007.
Missouri's unemployment rate rose to 9.5 percent, up by a tenth of a point from the February figure, on a seasonally-adjusted basis.
The state's not-seasonally-adjusted rate remained unchanged from February's rate of 10.2 percent. In comparison, the U.S. rates for March were 9.7 seasonally-adjusted and 10.2 not-seasonally-adjusted.
Construction employment rebounded in March, increasing by 4,100 jobs.
Among Missouri's metropolitan areas, St. Louis added 5,100 jobs on a seasonally-adjusted basis, while other areas were largely unchanged for March.
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