While the government industry saw the biggest yearly increase in employment, St Louis teaching jobs
were among the second-largest yearly industry increase at the beginning of this year.
Although the January unemployment rate for St. Louis
has not yet been released, the unemployment rate in Missouri as a whole decreased from 9.6 percent to 9.5 percent, keeping it below the national rate of 9.7 percent. St. Louis had an unemployment rate of 9.8 percent during December 2009.
The city had a total non-farm employment of 1,262,100 workers during January, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
. This is down from 1,297,200 workers during December and a 2.9 percent decrease from last year.
No industries managed to see a monthly increase in employment. However, three industries did see a yearly increase in employment. The government industry increased the most, employing 178,200 workers during January, down from 181,500 workers during December, but a 2.9 percent increase from January 2009.
The education and health services industry
saw the second-largest yearly increase, employing 213,400 workers during January, down from 216,500 workers during December, but a .7 percent increase from last year.
The financial activities industry employed 78,800 workers during January, down from 79,900 workers during December, but a .6 percent increase from January 2009.
The mining, logging and construction industry took the biggest hit when compared to last year. The industry employed 57,200 works during January, down from 61,300 workers during December and an 11 percent decrease from one year earlier.
Other industries that saw an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
- trade, transportation and utilities by 4.4 percent
- information by 3.2 percent
- professional and business services by 5.6 percent
- leisure and hospitality by .6 percent
- other services by 4.7 percent
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