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 day 10 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 week 5 days 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.

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SPORTS CORNER

1 day 7 hours ago

Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.