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US Bureau of Labor Statistics

First Quarter Report: Missouri Added More Jobs Than All Bordering States

Missouri Department of Economic Development. Release Date: 04/23/2012, Contact: John Fougere, (573) 522-5058 

JEFFERSON CITY – According to the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs data, Missouri employers added 27,500 jobs in the first quarter of 2012 – more than all of our neighboring states, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported today.

Jobs data for our bordering states are as follows:

State                            Jobs added/lost in first quarter (January to March)

Arkansas                          4,800

Illinois                             22,000

Iowa                                9,900

Kansas                            12,300

Kentucky                        17,600

Missouri                          27,500

Nebraska                          -500

Oklahoma                        14,800

Tennessee                        17,800


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