Missouri’s Unemployment Rate Unchanged


The numbers are in as Lake Area residents out of work continue their job search. A new report shows Missouri’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.6 percent in May. However, employers expanded their payrolls by a net of 37-hundred jobs. According to the department of economic development, the biggest gains were in professional and business services, leisure and hospitality as well as manufacturing positions. The unemployment rate remained stagnant due to job losses mainly in the construction sector.

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