bureau of labor statistics http://kbia.org en 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 Union numbers drop, in Missouri, Illinois http://kbia.org/post/union-numbers-drop-missouri-illinois The percentage of Missouri workers who are members of a union dropped to less than 9 percent in 2012, following two years of slight gains.<p>The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/union2.pdf">its report</a> on Monday. It showed that 51,000 fewer Missouri workers were in a union in 2012 than 2011. The state was part of a larger national trend, but that 2 percent drop was among the largest.<p>The decline was to be expected given the economic downtown, said Bob Soutier, the president of the Greater St. Louis Labor Council. Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:08:20 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 27755 at http://kbia.org Union numbers drop, in Missouri, Illinois