MO unemployment rates continue to drop

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Missouri’s unemployment rate has been trending down for months, and August continues the drop.

It now sits at 3.2%, which is one-tenth of a percent lower than in July. The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center lists more than 13 million jobs in the state last month, up by more than 13,000. Eighty-two thousand of those are based in the Joplin area.

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