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

14 hours 33 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Running Back/Defensive Back Jonathan Braun with the St. Francis Borgia Knight Football Team. Braun ran the ball 21 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 31-19 win over the Union Wildcats, averaging 9.3 yards per carry. He also plays defensive back where he made one tackle.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 6 days ago

August 9, 2014, will forever be marked in the history books as the date Michael Brown was shot by a Ferguson police officer.

It is the aftermath of that event, however, which history will forever remember. The protesters, the looters, the agitators, the Hands Up Don't Shoot movement, the dramatic announcement of the grand jury, the buildings up in flames. In the process, the community and image of Ferguson was destroyed.

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SPORTS CORNER

14 hours 3 min ago

The Cardinals are back home tonight to open a nine-game homestand at Busch Stadium. They host the Nationals in the first of three games at 7:15 p.m. John Lackey is slated to oppose Washington's Gio Gonzalez. The Cards also play the Pirates and Cubs on this homestand.