Mo. jobless rate falls to 8.9 percent in April
A new report says Missouri's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point in about two years.
The stateDepartment of Economic Developmentsays April's jobless rate was 8.9 percent, down two-tenths of a point from March. That's the state's lowest unemployment rate since March 2009.
Monday's monthly report also shows a net gain of 2,500 nonfarm jobs in Missouri last month. The agency says the biggest growth came in construction, manufacturing and retail trade.
A full series about unemployment in St. Louis from NPR's Tamara Keith, entitled "The Road Back to Work" can be found here.