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.

The most recent county unemployment statistics are from April.

* Cape Girardeau: 2%

* Scott: 2.2%

* Perry: 1.9%

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