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Springfield shows employment increase

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While unemployment as a whole was virtually unchanged in Missouri during September, employment increased by 1,400 jobs in Springfield, according to a Missouri Department of Economic Development news release.

Of the top three populated metropolitan statistical areas in the state, Springfield was the only one to increase jobs - St. Louis lost 7,500 jobs and Kansas City lost 1,800.

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in September, unchanged from August, the release said.

The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state was 9 percent in September, four-tenths of a point lower than in August.

Total September nonfarm payroll employment  was about 2,650,000, a seasonally adjusted decrease of 12,300 from the August level. Nonseasonally adjusted total employment increased by 20,800 jobs, according to the release.[[In-content Ad]]

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