Unemployment is down slightly across the state. According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s unemployment rate dropped 1/10th of a percent in March to 3.6%. There were 3100 payroll jobs added across the state. The largest increase came in construction, which added 1400 jobs for the month. Over the past 12 months, Missouri employers have added 28,500 jobs. All but 500 of those came in the private sector.