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Jobless rate in St. Louis area drops below 8 percent, but experts cautious

Jobless rate in St. Louis area drops below 8 percent, but experts cautious

St. Louis area unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in June, the first time the rate stood below 8 percent since December 2008.

August 02, 2012 12:15 am Related Loading…

Employment figures are reached by different paths

The economy gained only 80,000 net jobs in October, almost half September's gain of 158,000 and the fewest in four months. Yet the unemployment rate fell for the first time since July.

November 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Jobless rate still high

The number of Americans seeking new jobless benefits fell last week but remained at a level linked to slow hiring trends, government data showed.

September 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
D.W. Gibson documents the jobless in St. Louis, across the country

D.W. Gibson documents the jobless in St. Louis, across the country

Thursday July 21, 2011 - St. Louis - Author and documentary filmmaker D.W. Gibson, left, interviews Cheryl Cavins, a former Anheuser-Busch employee who was laid off in December of 2008 after InBev purchased the company. Gibson is travelling the country collecting oral histories from those wh…

July 21, 2011 5:55 pmLoading…
D.W. Gibson documents the jobless in St. Louis, across the country

D.W. Gibson documents the jobless in St. Louis, across the country

Thursday July 21, 2011 - St. Louis - Author and documentary filmmaker D.W. Gibson, left, interviews Cheryl Cavins, a former Anheuser-Busch employee who was laid off in December of 2008 after InBev purchased the company. Gibson is travelling the country collecting oral histories from those wh…

July 21, 2011 5:50 pmLoading…

Missouri senators mislaid their compassion

I don't know who to feel more sorry for, these suffering people who will no longer receive this aid or the four Senators who have forgot their fellow men, women and children and who have mislaid their compassion.

April 06, 2011 5:20 pmLoading…

Wasting time in the House

In an attempt to justify their efforts to reduce the budget by eliminating or drastically reducing funds for a number of federal programs, some members of the House of Representatives have complained that a considerable sum of money is being paid to some people in this country who collect mo…

March 30, 2011 5:32 pmLoading…

Jeff City Republicans refuse to help the unemployed

Why did Jeff City Republicans refuse to help unemployed Missourians? Why did they refuse millions of dollars from the federal government?

March 29, 2011 5:30 pmLoading…

Long-term jobless rate the worst since World War II

And the hits just keep on coming....

January 28, 2011 9:29 amLoading…

Search for work is dead end for many

As Congress debated this past week the merits of further extending unemployment benefits for as many as 2 million Americans, many of those who rely on those benefits were wondering if they would ever find work again.

December 05, 2010 12:05 amLoading…

Create jobs and get rid of eyesores

A CCC-type program would bve a good use of stimulus money and put the most neglected people to work.

September 17, 2010 6:28 pmLoading…

America needs a manufacturing base

Our exports mainly consist of jobs. Re-training for jobs that do not and will not exist is folly.

September 13, 2010 5:19 pmLoading…

Those who want to work do work

There are a lot of us who remember times like this or were young enough to see our parents struggle through it.

September 07, 2010 5:34 pmLoading…

Illinois job rate dip largest in 27 years

Illinois, where joblessness has topped 11 percent since the end of 2009, experienced the steepest one month drop in 27 years in May as the unemployment rate dipped to 10.8 percent.

June 17, 2010 2:17 pmLoading…

Mortgage refinancing help still eludes some homeowners

Richard and Kristy Monroe and raised four kids in their little two-bedroom ranch house off Tesson Ferry Road in south St. Louis County.

April 04, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Illinois unemployment hits 10.3 percent

Illinois unemployment hits 10.3 percent

The word from Washington early Thursday morning -- the number of initial claims for jobless benefits dropped by 47,000 in the week ending July 11 -- may have given cautious reason for hope that the economy is finally starting to turn upward.

July 16, 2009 12:27 pmLoading…
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