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Missouri's unemployment rate dips

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Missouri's unemployment rate dropped in August, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The state's jobless rate came to 3.2% last month, compared with 3.3% in July and June, according to a news release on the seasonally adjusted data.

The number of people unemployed in Missouri decreased 2.1% to 98,212 during August, compared with July, according to the release.

Compared with the same month a year earlier, Missouri's August unemployment rate was was up two-tenths of a point.

The U.S. unemployment rate was roughly flat at 3.7%, according to the release.

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