Unemployment Still Tops 9%, But Local Companies Are Looking To Hire

Brett Blume

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) –  According to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in St. Louis currently stands at 9.1%.

But Chris Hodge, vice president for Job News, tells KMOX News that shafts of light are beginning to break through those dark clouds as area employers start to once again expand their workforces.

“We really watch the amount of hiring going on in the area, and we’re seeing it increase,” Hodge explains.  “Not at a real rapid pace but at a steady pace.”

Job News is sponsored another one of its quarterly job fairs Thursday at the Doubletree Hotel Westport.

Thirty area employers, including Express Scripts, US Cellular, Northrop Grumman, Lumiere Place and River City Casinos, took part.



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  • Ed Golterman

    Freeing Kiel Opera House and MUNY-operating both to the max-would quickly improve these numbers in the city of St. Louis-off property and on property-suppliers, performers, musicians stage crafts, hotels, motels, restaurants, retail, ground transporters, airlines. Grand Center and a financially failed hockey team stand in the way. Push them aside now. These are our demand drivers and catalysts. The others are not getting it done, in competition against other cities.

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