5:51 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Missouri unemployment numbers dip slightly in April

Unemployment numbers in Missouri decreased to 7.3 percent in April.
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Missouri added about 6,000 jobs in April as its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged down slightly.

Figures released Tuesday by the state Department of Economic Development also show that Missouri added more jobs in March than originally thought. The March job growth was revised upward from 4,800 to 6,800 new jobs.

Missouri's unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point in April to 7.3 percent. The department said that is the lowest level in 40 months.

The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in April.

6:03 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Supporters of USPS rally in Columbia

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About 20 supporters of the post office rallied in downtown Columbia Thursday.  Gathering outside Senator Claire McCaskill's office, supporters held banners and flyers opposing Senate bill 1789, which would cut funding to the U.S. Postal Service. They say a cut from 6 days to 5 days in service will slow down many deliveries. Eale Breedlove, a 30 year veteran of the postal service, says it could also put many veterans out of a job.

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11:08 am
Tue April 10, 2012

Unemployment decrease leads to end of benefits program

A decrease in jobless claims has led to the end of a Missouri extended benefits program.
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A decrease in the percent of Missourians who are unemployed has led to the cancellation of the extended benefits unemployment program.

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5:07 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Some Missourians lose unemployment benefit

Missourians are no longer eligible for the Extended Benefit (EB) unemployment program because the States unemployment rate has dropped.

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4:47 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

1,500 veterans hired through new program

The jobless rate for veterans remains high, but a Missouri program is making inroads in changing that.

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10:54 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Missouri January unemployment numbers dip

Unemployment numbers in Missouri fell to 7.5% in January
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Missouri ‘s unemployment rate fell by half a point to 7.5 percent in January - the lowest level in over 3 years, according to the latest state report.

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9:19 am
Thu March 1, 2012

Newscast for March 1, 2012

Gov. Jay Nixon's has pumped millions into higher education.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • More coverage of storms in southern Missouri.
  • Missouri unemployment rate falls.
  • Gov. Jay Nixon releases millions for K-12 budget.
6:17 pm
Wed August 31, 2011

Business Beat: August 31, 2011

The Missouri Theatre
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This week: more on the impact of the University of Missouri’s agreement with the Missouri Theatre. Plus, young adults are having a hard time finding work.

Hosted by Nick Adams.

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