PRIDE St. Louis Executive Director Jim LaMantia says the only reason to celebrate a jobless figure of around 20 percent is that it was up to 35 percent during the Great Recession.
The jobless rate for veterans remains high, but a Missouri program is making inroads in changing that.
Monday’s monthly report also shows a net gain of 2,500 nonfarm jobs.
State eases requirement that people check in once a month.
Unemployment continues to top 9%, but state sees growth in construction, retail hiring.
GOP claims victory despite falling short of demands.
The proposal to extend benefits could hit the governor’s desk by the end of the week
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MO unemployment legislation held up in Senate.