The nation’s unemployment rate for June, released Friday, stood at 3.6%, unchanged since March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
However, 372,000 jobs were added last month in the U.S., a figure that outpaced expectations by nearly 100,000, according to economists surveyed by Refinitiv.
State and local figures lag the national rates with Missouri’s May unemployment rate of 3.1% being the latest available.
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The most recent county unemployment statistics are from April.
* Cape Girardeau: 2%
* Scott: 2.2%
* Perry: 1.9%
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