Gov. Jay Nixon today released the following statement on the January 2012 state jobs report:
"Today's jobs report is another strong indicator that our economy is moving in the right direction. In January, Missouri added more than 21,000 new jobs, and our unemployment rate is now at the lowest level since November 2008. From our booming exports of Missouri-made goods, to the resurgence of Missouri manufacturing, to our continued investments in worker training, to our record funding for K-12 education, we are focused relentlessly on creating jobs and career opportunities and moving Missouri's economy forward. I will continue to work closely with businesses in every corner of our state to create more jobs and keep our economy growing."