State seasonally adjusted unemployment increases a tenth of a point
Missouri's seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 9.4 percent, up from 9.3 percent in August and September. The not-seasonally adjusted rate decreased three-tenths of a point from September to 8.8 percent in October, according to Missouri Department of Economic Development data.
The total state nonfarm job count in October was 2.7 million, a seasonally adjusted decrease of 2,900 from September.
Job losses were incurred in the arts, entertainment and recreation industries with 2,800 jobs lost, while gains of 1,800 in durable goods manufacturing and 1,100 in private educational services were recorded.
Most other industries remained relatively unchanged, according to DED.[[In-content Ad]]