JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri is seeing its lowest unemployment rate in nearly a decade. missouri department of economic development

November jobs report released by the Missouri Department of Economic Development shows Missouri’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent. That is lower than the national average and its lowest since 2006.

Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows majority of states saw a decrease in the number of new businesses created while Missouri had the highest increase in the nation with 16 percent.

For the first time ever, according to Forbes, Missouri is ranked in the top ten for start up funding.