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The Unemployment rate has been decreasing in Missouri since September 2013 when it was at 6.4 percent. On January 2014, the unemployment rate had dropped to 6.0 percent. Now, in February 2014, the unemployment rate has risen back to the initial percent of 6.4.
The current unemployment rate as of February 2014 in Missouri is 6.4 percent.
The national unemployment rate has also decreased since last year, but has gone up slightly since last month.
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The current national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent as of February 2014.
The national unemployment rate decreased by three-tenths from November 2012 to 6.7 percent in December 2013. It then dropped by one percent in January making the national unemployment rate 6.6 percent. It has gone back up to 6.7 percent as of February 2014.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Missouri compared on a national scale:
February 2014: 6.4 percent
January 2014: 6.0 percent
December 2013: 6.0 percent
November 2013: 6.1 percent
February 2014: 6.7 percent
January 2014: 6.6 percent
February 2013: 7.7 percent
In February 2014, 29 states had over-the-month unemployment rate decreases, 10 states had increases, and 11 states and the District of Columbia were unchanged. Nonfarm payroll employment increased in 33 states and decreased in 17 states and the district.
Jobless rates were lower in February 2014 than a year earlier in 338 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 25, and unchanged in 9.
Annual average unemployment rates in 2013 declined in 43 states and the District of Columbia, rose in 2 states, and were unchanged in 5 states.
These sources are from the United States Department of Labor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides an annual unemployment rate for each state.
For more information, please refer to this site: http://www.bls.gov/.
Here, you will find statistical information on the unemployment rates of Missouri.