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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, for May 2009:

…Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia recorded statistically significant over-the-month unemployment rate increases in May.  Michigan reported the largest of these (+1.2 percentage points), followed by Rhode Island (+1.0 point) and Missouri and West Virginia (+0.9 point each)…

The percentage unemployment for Missouri, compared to a year ago:

Missouri

May 2008 – 5.8%

May 2009 (preliminary) – 9.0%

Over-the-year rate change (preliminary) – 3.2%

The actual numbers (seasonally adjusted):

Missouri

Civilian labor force (Numbers in thousands)

May 2008 – 3,010.3

March 2009 – 3,014.0

April 2009 – 3,008.4

May 2009 (preliminary) – 3,011.6

Unemployed (Numbers in thousands)

May 2008 – 174.1

March 2009 – 261.7

April 2009 – 242.5

May 2009 (preliminary) – 272.4

Unemployed (Percent of labor force)

May 2008 – 5.8%

March 2009 – 8.7%

April 2009 – 8.1%

May 2009 (preliminary) – 9.0%

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