NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: A now hiring sign is displayed in the window of a Brooklyn business on October 5, 2018 in New York, United States. Newly released data by the Labor Department on Friday shows that US employers added 134,000 jobs last month. While this was below economists expectations of 185,00, it brought the unemployment rate down to 3.7 percent, the lowest since December 1969. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s unemployment rate has reached its lowest point since data tracking began in 1976.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development said Wednesday that the jobless rate in November was 3.0 percent. That was better than the previous low of 3.1 percent that occurred from October 1999 to January 2000, and again in October of this year.
The state agency says Missouri’s unemployment rate has now been lower than the corresponding U.S. rate for 43 straight months. The U.S. jobless rate in November was 3.7 percent.