The unemployment in the U.S. has reached 8.5%.
Missouri's Unemployment Rate is 8.3% as of February, 2009. The previous year (February, 2008) the Missouri Unemployment rate was 5.5% For a cummulative 2.8% increase over the course of a year.
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Hold on to those jobs people!