6.8 million Missourians aged 16 to 64 were unemployed last month, the Missouri Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Friday.
The unemployment in the state of Missouri is at 5.99%.
Unemployment is highest among those aged 16-64, the department reported.
This means that more than 6 million Missouri residents aged 16 and over are unemployed.
This is the highest unemployment rate among all the states in the US, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
The state’s unemployment rate has been consistently in the region of 5.90% since January 2019.
The US has a higher unemployment rate than any other state in the United States.
Missouri is home to over one million people of colour, and it is the state with the highest black population, according the census.
The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is the first and only city in the U.S. to be named the most segregated city in America, according a report by the civil rights group the National Urban League.