Missouri's unemployment rate was down in December.
The Show-Me State's jobless rate was 3.3% last month, compared with 3.5% in November, according to a news release from the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center. The data is seasonally adjusted.
During December, Missouri employers added 16,700 nonfarm jobs compared with the revised November figure. Goods-producing industries gained 3,900 jobs over the month, mostly in construction, and service-providing industries jumped by 13,300 jobs. One partially offsetting industry was government, which dropped by 500 jobs over the month.
"Recovery from COVID-19-related layoffs continued with an increase of 77,600 jobs from December 2020 to December 2021," state officials said in the release.
On Oct. 27, Convoy of Hope dedicated its new 250,000-square-foot distribution center and broke ground on its next project: a 200,000-square-foot headquarters and training center, which will be connected to the distribution center by a skywalk.