Report | St. Louis Employment Update - February 2015
St. Louis unemployment held steady at 5.6 percent this month as the number of job seekers kept pace with employment. The number of employed workers continues to be at post-recession highs. For the fourth consecutive month, professional and business services led all super sectors in annual gains.
Office-occupying sectors added 7,000 jobs year-over-year, just below the 12-month average of 7,600 new payrolls for the metro. A diverse mix of companies, both large and small, have announced expansion plans and acquisitions this month. A positive sign for the region as it shows the diversity in the area's growth.
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