As 2014 legislative session begins, report showing Missouri was a top 10 state for job growth last year highlights long list of recent success, Gov. Nixon says
With the 2014 legislative session beginning today, Gov. Jay Nixon pointed to several indicators of Missouri’s continued economic success. Heading the list, the Governor said, was the latest jobs report showing Missouri was a top 10 state for job growth in 2013. Since January 2013, nonfarm payroll employment in Missouri has increased by 43,900 – more than all but nine other states in the nation. In addition, Missouri employers added 15,000 jobs in November, helping bring the state’s unemployment rate down to 6.1 percent, its lowest point since August 2008.