Missouri Unemployment Up in June

The number of unemployed Missourians rose in June, which was also the same month the state ended access to federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits. Missouri’s unemployment rate increased slightly in June when compared to May. June’s unemployment figure rose from 4.2 to 4.3 percent, but that rate is still 3.8 percentage points lower than the June 2020 rate. The national unemployment rate increased from 5.8 percent in May 2021 to 5.9 percent in June 2021.

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