Missouri gains jobs, unemployment rate drops

Posted May 16, 2013 at 11:12 am

Gov. Jay Nixon says the April jobs report released Tuesday, May 14, shows Missouri’s economy continues its momentum in the right direction. The April jobs report showed that Missouri employers created more than 12,000 new jobs during the month, while the state’s unemployment rate fell to 6.6 percent, lower than the U.S. unemployment rate for the 44th consecutive month.

The Governor also said the gain in tech industry jobs – highlighted in a report released today from the TechAmerica Foundation – demonstrates how the technology and science sectors continue to grow in the Show-Me State, with Missouri posting the third highest percentage increase in tech industry jobs last year in the nation. See the report at http://www.techamericafoundation.org/cyberstates.