Jefferson City, Mo. – According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the state’s nonfarm payroll employment gained 8,400 jobs in February, following a revised increase of 11,200 in the first month of 2015. Missouri’s unemployment rate held at 5.5 percent in February, which is nine-tenths of a point below the February 2014 rate.
February’s job growth was led by Education and Health Services with 4,100 new jobs. Additionally, Construction was up by 2,700 jobs, Trade, Transportation and Utilities gained 2,400 jobs, and Real Estate, Rental and Leasing employment was up by 1,300 jobs for the month of February.
Missouri’s nonfarm payrolls have increased by 40,400 jobs over the past year.
Companies interested in learning more about Missouri’s resources for new and expanding businesses should visit www.ded.mo.gov.
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Contact: Amy Susan, (573) 522-5058