The unemployment rate in Marion County crept slightly lower in June 2017 to 3.7 percent, down a full percentage point from the same time last year.

The unemployment rate in Marion County crept slightly lower in June 2017 to 3.7 percent, down a full percentage point from the same time last year.

Ralls County mirrored that trend, with a 3.1 percent unemployment rate for June 2017 compared to 4.1 percent in June 2016. Ralls County continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates in Missouri.

Hannibal as a micropolitan statistical area experienced a 3.6 percent unemployment rate in June, down from 4.5 percent a year ago.

Other NEMO county unemployment rates include Monroe County’s 5.3 percent — an increase from May 2017 and from June 2016 — and Pike County’s 3.6 percent, down from 4.7 percent a year ago.

According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the state’s unemployment rate for June edged down a tenth of a point to 3.8 percent.

Over the month, Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 11,900 jobs.