Department of Economic Development
A new report says Missouri’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.6 percent last month while employers expanded payrolls by a net of 3,700 jobs.
The office would be focused on developing partnerships between Missouri and Israeli businesses in agriculture, biotechnology and other emerging fields.
A task force would be charged with trying to bring the Super Bowl to Kansas City under a resolution passed by the Missouri Senate.
Missouri payrolls grew in January while the state’s unemployment remained unchanged at 6 percent.
The declines were partly offset by gains of 900 jobs in financial services and 400 in construction.
The Senate Appropriations Committee scheduled a hearing Monday before it takes up Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed budget.
“What we’re seeing now is in the last couple months the Missouri labor force is starting to grow once again,” a Department of Economic Development spokesman said.
The jobless rate rose one-tenth of a point in July to 7.2 percent. That compares with a national rate of 8.3 percent.
Jason Hall couldn’t win Senate confirmation as Missouri’s economic development director has received a new job in the department.
The report makes a point of stating the panel’s finding that the DED did not do its due diligence while investigating Mamtek.,