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March jobless rate down in St. Charles County

St. Charles County’s unemployment rate was down in March, the most recent period for which numbers are available, which means it remained the lowest in the state and nation as a whole.

The county’s jobless rate was estimated at 3.2 percent of its workforce in March, down from 3.7 percent in February and 3.8 percent last March. The rate also was the lowest one-month rate so far in 2017. The county’s January rate was estimated at 3.4 percent.

An estimated 208,872 of the county’s estimated 215,755 workforce were employed in March, according to the center, with 6,883 persons listed as jobless that month. The number of jobless dropped from 8,114 in February and 8,442 last March.

In general, jobless rates dropped in the St. Louis region and Missouri in March.

Missouri’s jobless rate in March was 4.2 percent, down from 4.8 percent in February and the same [4.8 percent] as last March. The nation’s jobless rate was 4.6 percent in March, down from 4.9 percent in February and 5.1 percent last March.

Unemployment rates edged down in six neighboring Missouri counties in the St. Louis region.

St. Louis County’s rate was 3.7 percent in March, down from 4.2 percent in February and 4.4 percent in March 2016. Jefferson County’s rate was 4.1 percent in March, down from 4.7 percent in February and 4.8 percent last March.  Franklin County’s rate was 4.2 percent in March, down from 4.7 percent in February and 4.9 percent last March.

Meanwhile, Lincoln County’s rate was 4.1 percent in March, 4.8 percent in February and 5.1 last March. Warren County’s jobless rate was 3.5 percent in March, 4.2 percent in February and 4.8 percent last March.

The city of St. Louis saw its jobless rate drop to 4.7 percent in March, compared to 5.2 percent in February and 5.5 percent last March.

The jobless rate also dropped in the county’s largest municipalities, but rates are far below rates for February 2014.

O’Fallon, the county’s largest municipality, saw its jobless rate drop to 3 percent in March from 3.5 percent in February.  Last March, O’Fallon’s jobless rate was 3.6 percent.

St. Charles, jobless rate in March was 3.4 percent, compared to 4 percent in February and 4.3 percent in March 2016. St. Peters’ jobless rate was 3.3 percent in March, down from 3.7 percent in February and 3.6 percent last March. Wentzville’s jobless rate was 2.9 percent in March, down from 3.5 percent in February and 3.5 percent last March.

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