unemployment rate http://kbia.org en Bill would shorten time to collect unemployment when state's rate is low http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-shorten-time-collect-unemployment-when-states-rate-low <p></p><p>Missouri senators have given preliminary approval to legislation that would tie the amount of weeks a person can receive unemployment insurance to the state's jobless rate. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:10:33 +0000 Associated Press 50288 at http://kbia.org Bill would shorten time to collect unemployment when state's rate is low Mo. unemployment rate falls; 15,000 jobs added http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-falls-15000-jobs-added <p>Missouri's unemployment rate declined in November while payrolls expanded by 15,000 jobs.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Economic Development reported Tuesday the jobless rate fell to 6.1 percent in November from 6.5 percent in October.</p><p>The leading gainer was educational and health services, which added 5,200 jobs last month. The construction sector grew by 2,300 and professional and business services increased by 2,000 jobs. The information, leisure and hospitality sectors each declined by 200 jobs. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:45:09 +0000 Associated Press 45448 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate falls; 15,000 jobs added Report shows declines in Mo. unemployment rate http://kbia.org/post/report-shows-declines-mo-unemployment-rate <p>Newly released figures show Missouri's unemployment rate declined in September and October and now stands at 6.5 percent.</p><p>The state Department of Economic Development released employment figures Tuesday. The two months were combined in the same report because of the partial federal government shutdown in October.</p><p>Payrolls in September declined by 5,500 jobs, including a drop of 3,700 jobs in the leisure and hospitality sector. Trade, transportation and utilities increased by 3,300 jobs.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:09:10 +0000 Person: Associated Press 44043 at http://kbia.org Report shows declines in Mo. unemployment rate Mo. unemployment rate topped 7 percent in July http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-topped-7-percent-july <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's unemployment rate is back above 7 percent for the first time in a year.</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:55:04 +0000 Associated Press 39078 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate topped 7 percent in July Missouri's unemployment rate increases despite job growth in June http://kbia.org/post/missouris-unemployment-rate-increases-despite-job-growth-june <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri's unemployment rate increased slightly even though businesses added thousands of jobs in June.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:24:57 +0000 Associated Press 37186 at http://kbia.org Mo. jobless rate falls to 6.5 percent in January http://kbia.org/post/mo-jobless-rate-falls-65-percent-january <p>A new report says Missouri's unemployment rate edged lower in January while the state recorded a net loss of 4,700 jobs.</p><p>Tuesday's report from the Department of Economic Development says the state's jobless rate stood at 6.5 percent in January, down one-tenth of a point from December.</p><p>The trade, transportation and utilities sector reported the largest decline in jobs with a drop of 2,700 positions. The manufacturing sector lost 1,400 jobs, and the information sector lost 1,200 jobs.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 13:38:35 +0000 Associated Press 29954 at http://kbia.org Mo. jobless rate falls to 6.5 percent in January Missouri unemployment rate hits 49-month low, but there's a catch http://kbia.org/post/missouri-unemployment-rate-hits-49-month-low-theres-s-catch Missouri’s unemployment rate is now at its lowest point in four years.<p>November’s jobless rate is at 6.7 percent, down from 6.9 percent in October.&#160; At the same time, though, the state lost 6,800 non-farm jobs last month.&#160; John Fougere is with the <a href="http://ded.mo.gov/home.aspx">Missouri Department of Economic </a>Development.<p>“There’ll be blips from time to time, but we never focus on any one month of data when it comes to the number of jobs gained or lost, but instead the overall trend," Fougere said.&#160; "Right now the overall trend of Missouri’s economy appears to be positive.” Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:19:44 +0000 Marshall Griffin 26125 at http://kbia.org Missouri unemployment rate hits 49-month low, but there's a catch Newscast for November 13, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-november-13-2012-0 <p> Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nonprofit group for family abuse children expanding services to Callaway County</li><li>St. Louis man convicted of 1983 rape and murder expecting prison release</li><li>Law upheld for St. Louis firefighters to live outside city limits</li><li>Missouri unemployment rate remains below national average</li><li>UM Press receives anonymous $10K donation</li><li>Missourians for Equality pushing for discrimination petition</li></ul> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 00:10:41 +0000 Wendy Mader 24481 at http://kbia.org Missouri unemployment rate remains below national average http://kbia.org/post/missouri-unemployment-rate-remains-below-national-average <p>Missouri’s unemployment rate held steady at 6.9 percent in October, according to new data from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. That’s one full point below the national average of 7.9 percent.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:17:48 +0000 Kristofor Husted 24463 at http://kbia.org Missouri unemployment rate remains below national average Missouri adds 2,500 jobs in September http://kbia.org/post/missouri-adds-2500-jobs-september <p>Missouri payrolls increased by 2,500 in September as the state's unemployment rate declined to 6.9 percent, the lowest mark since late 2008. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 19:50:46 +0000 Associated Press 22903 at http://kbia.org Missouri adds 2,500 jobs in September Job type plays role in unemployment across gender, race http://kbia.org/post/job-type-plays-role-unemployment-across-gender-race <p>The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 8.1 percent in July, but several groups are still feeling the heat more than others.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:51:30 +0000 Jon Ingram 21056 at http://kbia.org Job type plays role in unemployment across gender, race Mo. unemployment rises slightly to 7.2 percent http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rises-slightly-72-percent <p>A new report says Missouri&#39;s unemployment rate edged higher last month while the number of nonfarm jobs declined.</p><p>The Department of Economic Development says the jobless rate rose one-tenth of a point in July to 7.2 percent. That compares with a national rate of 8.3 percent.</p><p>The Missouri agency also reported Tuesday that nonfarm payroll employment decreased in July by 7,700 jobs.</p><p>Officials said record heat and severe drought affected outdoor jobs in such areas as construction, landscaping, lawn care and recreation.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:23:34 +0000 Associated Press 19447 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rises slightly to 7.2 percent Mo. unemployment rate falls as payrolls decline http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-falls-payrolls-decline <p>Missouri officials say state payrolls declined by 4,000 jobs in June while unemployment simultaneously decreased to 7.1 percent.</p><p>Department of Economic Development officials say much of the decline in Missouri non-farm payrolls came in the local government sector, which shed 3,100 jobs in June.</p><p>The state unemployment rate has declined or held steady each month since June 2011. The jobless rate last month is the lowest in Missouri since December 2008.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:01:48 +0000 Associated Press 17757 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate falls as payrolls decline