JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson held a briefing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 16.
The governor said they are optimistic about the future of the state’s economy.
In June, Missouri’s unemployment rate dropped 7.9 percent with jobs growing by 71,600. For May and June combined, the state recovered approximately one-third of the jobs lost in March and April.
Director Rob Dixon with the Missouri Department of Economic Development and Director Stephen Foutes with the Missouri Division of Tourism joined him for the briefing.
On Thursday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 30,422 total cases of COVID-19.
They reported 875 hospitalizations and 1,113 deaths.
Currently, a total of 529,301 Missourians have been tested for the virus and 52,063 were tested for COVID-19 antibodies.