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Missouri loses 3,000 jobs in late May

Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 9:08 a.m. CDT; updated 3:43 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 6, 2013

U.S. unemployment aid applications fell 11,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, a level consistent with steady job growth.

Missouri, however, lost nearly 3,000 jobs. The drop was due largely to layoffs in hotels and restaurants, transportation, warehousing and manufacturing.

Here are the states with the biggest changes in applications. The state data are for the week ending May 25, one week behind the national data.

States with the biggest decreases:

Michigan: Down 2,185, no reason given

North Carolina: Down 1,747, due to fewer layoffs in construction

States with the biggest increases:

California: Up 8,622, due to layoffs in the service industry

Missouri: Up 2,999, due to layoffs in hotels and restaurants, transportation and warehousing, and manufacturing

Kentucky: Up 1,750, no reason given

Pennsylvania: Up 1,333, due to layoffs in transportation equipment, entertainment and manufacturing

Kansas: Up 1,325, due to layoffs education and transportation

Florida: Up 1,198, due to layoffs in agriculture, construction, manufacturing and retail


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