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Missouri’s governor shouldn’t be boasting about “low” unemployment.

7:29 AM, Jul 12, 2013 • By ANDREW B. WILSON
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The Show-Me State did not, in any real sense, add jobs to bring down what counts officially as the unemployment rate. Rather, it shed workers. And that is nothing to cheer about. It is a sorry reflection on the large number of people who have given up hope of finding a job.

Andrew Wilson is the resident fellow and senior writer at the Show-Me Institute, which promotes market solutions for Missouri public policy.

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