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The unemployment rate in Missouri remained steady at 3.3 percent in May, the same as in April, according to the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

That's just slightly over the state's unemployment rate for May 2018, which was 3.2 percent.

Out of a civilian labor force of around 3 million people, 101,321 were unemployed in May.

The DED's May jobs report also noted Missouri non-farm employment increased by 2,500 jobs during the month. Over the past year, employment has grown by 31,000 jobs.

In the Jefferson City area, there were 76,500 jobs, up 100 from the previous month.

Industries that saw over-the-year job gains were accommodation and food services, which increased by more than 10,000 jobs; manufacturing, which added more than 7,000 jobs; health care and social assistance, which added more than 10,000 jobs; and professional, scientific and technical services, which increased by more than 4,000 jobs.

The statewide annual average wage reached $49,050 in 2018, an all-time high for Missouri and a 10.6 percent increase from 2014.

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