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Missouri's unemployment rate is back above 7 percent for the first time in a year.

Union numbers drop, in Missouri, Illinois

Jan 24, 2013

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.

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report 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.