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Missouri unemployment rate falls to 4.7 percent

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest point since 2006.

The state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday that Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in November. That's down three-tenths of a percentage point from October and is the lowest mark since April 2006.

Missouri's seasonally adjusted employment rose by 2,200 jobs from October to November. The economic development agency says the largest gains occurred in the construction industry.

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