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

3 days 12 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 2 days ago

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

15 hours 2 min ago

The Washington Seniors are in Sedalia for the state tournament. Post 218 will begin play with a match-up against Manchester at 7:00 this evening. Washington is 33-3 on the season under Manager Mike Gardner. Manchester is 18-7. The game will be broadcast live on KLPW-AM 1220. The other game has Hillcrest going up against Fike-Post 499 from Blue Springs at 4:00.