Record Number of Jobs for Missouri

The Missouri Department of Economic Development said today that, according to seasonally adjusted data, Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 9,300 jobs in October, reaching a new state record of 2,838,500 jobs.

That increase is on top of jobs gained in September; the total August to September increase was revised upward to 10,100 from the original estimate of 6,700. Missouri has gained 50,900 jobs in the last twelve months.

Missouri’s largest private-industry employment growth for the month occurred in administrative, support & waste management services (+5,200 jobs), followed by health care & social assistance (+4,200 jobs) and trade, transportation& utilities (+2,400 jobs).