unemployment http://kbia.org en Mo. payrolls, unemployment rates climb in March http://kbia.org/post/mo-payrolls-unemployment-rates-climb-march <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 in March, though the size of payrolls also grew.</p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:09:14 +0000 Associated Press 51409 at http://kbia.org Mo. payrolls, unemployment rates climb in March 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 Missouri Senate approves bill changing unemployment benefits http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-approves-bill-changing-unemployment-benefits <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Republican lawmakers are trying again to limit the ability of Missouri workers to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for alleged misconduct.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:52:24 +0000 Associated Press 49566 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate approves bill changing unemployment benefits Missouri adds jobs while jobless rate remains steady http://kbia.org/post/missouri-adds-jobs-while-jobless-rate-remains-steady <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri payrolls grew in January while the state's unemployment remained unchanged at 6 percent.</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 22:19:46 +0000 Associated Press 49075 at http://kbia.org Missouri adds jobs while jobless rate remains steady Nixon says Mo. to pay off unemployment debt early http://kbia.org/post/nixon-says-mo-pay-unemployment-debt-early <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri employers could save $186 million in federal taxes after a revised projection indicates money borrowed to pay jobless benefits will be repaid early.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:00:26 +0000 Associated Press 47336 at http://kbia.org 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 Nixon to decide on unemployment measure http://kbia.org/post/nixon-decide-unemployment-measure <p></p><p>Legislation awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon seeks to comply with federal mandates for Missouri's unemployment benefits system.</p><p>The measure also could make it more difficult for workers to receive jobless benefits if they are let go after an unapproved absence or if they knowingly violate a company rule. Wed, 22 May 2013 21:52:24 +0000 Associated Press 34197 at http://kbia.org Nixon to decide on unemployment measure Mo. unemployment rate declines in April http://kbia.org/post/mo-unemployment-rate-declines-april <p>For the month of April, Missouri employers added more than 12,000 new jobs while the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 percent. Tue, 14 May 2013 21:11:54 +0000 Associated Press & Kristofor Husted 33735 at http://kbia.org Mo. unemployment rate declines in April New Bill Seeks To Make It Easier For Unemployed Workers To Go Back To School http://kbia.org/post/new-bill-seeks-make-it-easier-unemployed-workers-go-back-school U.S. Rep. Wed, 01 May 2013 18:25:34 +0000 Tim Lloyd 32981 at http://kbia.org New Bill Seeks To Make It Easier For Unemployed Workers To Go Back To School Career Center closure in Moberly could give unemployed more challenges http://kbia.org/post/career-center-closure-moberly-could-give-unemployed-more-challenges <p>Clients of the Career Center in Moberly, Mo. may have to travel as far as Columbia to meet their unemployment needs if the center closes as scheduled later this month.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:23:56 +0000 Russel Chapin 31760 at http://kbia.org Career Center closure in Moberly could give unemployed more challenges Mo. sees little change in unemployment in February http://kbia.org/post/mo-sees-little-change-unemployment-february <p>Missouri's unemployment rate inched up slightly in February although the state also posted gains in the number of jobs.</p><p>Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development show Missouri's unemployment rate was 6.7 percent last month, up one-tenth of a percentage point from January.</p><p>Seasonally adjusted, nonfarm payroll rose by 3,900 jobs in February, with gains in the construction industry offset partially by loses in food services.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 13:24:22 +0000 Associated Press 30708 at http://kbia.org Mo. sees little change in unemployment in February Newscast for December 18, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-18-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Continued growth forecast for Missouri revenues</li><li>Missouri unemployment rate hits 49-month low, but there's s catch</li><li>City Council to consider suspending demolition permits in downtown Columbia</li><li>After precautionary lockdown, CPS reports students and staff safe</li></ul> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:53:41 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 26130 at http://kbia.org 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 Drought-resistant corn tested; unemployment in women, minorities http://kbia.org/post/drought-resistant-corn-tested-unemployment-women-minorities <p>Growing across the Midwest is a strain of hybrid corn that should perform well under the driest conditions. Harvest Public Media’s Rick Fredericksen says this summer’s parched farmland is providing an ideal test.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 20:35:37 +0000 Kristofor Husted 21055 at http://kbia.org Drought-resistant corn tested; unemployment in women, minorities Newscast for May 15, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-15-2012-0 <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including: Tue, 15 May 2012 23:46:42 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 14200 at http://kbia.org