October job reports show Missouri's unemployment rate is still below the national average.
Wrap: The Missouri Department of Economic Development annnounced Missouri is one full percentage point below the national unemployment average.
Spokesman for the department John Fougere says payrolls added 13,000 new jobs for the month of October.
|Description: "And our unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.9 percent, which means that our unemployment rate has now been lower than the national unemployment rate for 38 straight months."|
Fougere also says Missouri's labor force grew by nearly 12,000 people this past month.
Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Christine Roto.
October marks another strong month for the Missouri economy according to the Missouri job reports.
Wrap: The Missouri Department of Economic Development released the October job reports showing Missouri below the national unemployment average for 38 straight months.
Spokesman for the department John Fougere says the report shows positive numbers for Missouri's economy.
He says there were 13,000 new jobs created this past month alone.
|Description: "The state has now added approximetly 47,000 new jobs in 2011 and 2012, two dates combined."|