Missouri Unemployment Rate is Falling

According to the latest report released by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, the state’s unemployment rate slightly dropped last month, but the number of workers in the labor force also decreased. The unemployment rate in Missouri was 7.3 and May and fell to 7.1 in June. To be counted in the number of unemployed workers counted by the state, a person must be actively looking for work. The number of employees in the civilian labor force in Missouri fell by nearly 13,000 compared to the previous month. The state also lost 3,100 local government jobs during the month, but gained 1,000 federal government jobs and 700 state jobs. Private sector fell by 2,600 in June.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 week 4 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Borgia Freshman Golfer Thomas Alferman. Alferman is a member of the Borgia team that qualified for the state tournament at Silo Ridge in Boliver this week. In the district tournament at the Sullivan Country Club, Thomas shot a 13 over par 84 helping the team to a second place finish.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 days 2 hours ago

Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

SPORTS CORNER

1 day 15 hours ago

Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday in a game that was shortened to six innings because of inclement weather. Edinson Volquez (4-3) allowed two runs on four hits for Kansas