Missouri’s Unemployment Rate Ticks One Tenth Lower For July

Missouri’s unemployment rate edged down a tenth of a point to 3.4 percent in July, the lowest it’s been since June 2000.  Nonfarm payroll employment in the state was little changed from the revised June level.  The state’s unemployment rate has been edging down from the 3.7 percent level at the beginning of the year.   Missouri’s rate has now been lower than the comparable U.S. rate (currently 3.9 percent) for 39 consecutive months.