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St. Charles County jobless rate up slightly in August, but below nearby counties, state and nation

St. Charles County’s estimated unemployment rate went up slightly in August joining a general uptick that occurred in neighboring counties, Missouri and the nation. The county’s rate was 4.1 percent in August, up from 3.9 percent in July, and 3.6 percent last August. In all, 212,045 of the county’s estimated workforce of 221,060 was employed in August with an estimated 9,015 persons listed as jobless. In July, an estimated 8,654 persons were listed as jobless, compared to 7,767 last August. Still, St. Charles County’s August rate was still lower than five neighboring counties and the city of St. Louis.  St. ...

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