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Missouri added 15,000 jobs in July after ending extra unemployment

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s decision earlier this summer to end additional federal unemployment benefits has had a positive effect on the state’s jobs and economy. Missouri payrolls added exactly 15,000 non-farm jobs ...

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States ending extra unemployment see huge increase in people finding jobs

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States that withdrew from the federal pandemic unemployment bonus in June saw improving jobs numbers and fewer individuals filing for benefits compared to other states, according analysis of federal data. The states, ...

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MoDOT to hold job fair at City Union Mission

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The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is in dire need of workers in the coming months and will hold a job fair July 19 at Kansas City’s largest homeless shelter. MoDot shares ...

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Unemployment ticks up even as more jobs added

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The nation’s unemployment ticked up in June as the economy struggles with hiring, surging inflation and fear over the cost of the Biden infrastructure plan. The unemployment rate jumped to 5.9 percent from ...

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Topeka’s “Kids Ride Free” bus program in effect all summer

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Topeka kids can now enjoy a break from school as well as free transportation around Topeka on any city bus. Since the summer of 2013, the Topeka Metro bus system has offered ...

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Inflation in May matches that of the Great Recession

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U.S. inflation is now at its highest level since the Great Recession of 2008. The Labor Department released additional data on Thursday showing that prices for May rose 5 percent from a year ...

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What the proposed $6 trillion Biden budget means for your future

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History will not remember President Biden for his frugality but it may for his budget. The president has already signed into law a massive multi-trillion-dollar “COVID” stimulus spending package and proposed trillions ...

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To encourage work, Missouri will end federal unemployment bonus

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced that the state will end participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance “bonus” programs on June 12. “From conversations with business owners across the state, ...

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Governors ending federal unemployment bonus to get people to work

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Ongoing federal unemployment benefits are discouraging many workers from returning to work. Several Republican governors are ending these benefits early to help businesses struggling to find help. A recent analysis by University ...

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Decision to move baseball All-Star game will cost jobs in Georgia, White House admits            

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The decision by Major League Baseball to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta will cost jobs, the White House acknowledged. “There is undoubtedly going to be a cost,” Cecilia Rouse, chair of ...

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Biden skips Jesus in Easter message, mentions Covid 7 times

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President Joe Biden gave his Easter address to the nation over the weekend but forgot one important person surrounding the holiest day in Christianity. Jesus. Instead, Biden urged Americans to get vaccinated ...

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Regardless of party affiliation, Americans want to reopen schools

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Most Americans want schools to reopen, including majorities of all political persuasions and regions of the country. More than 94 percent of Republican respondents to a Gallup poll said they support providing ...

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Here’s why 40% of small business owners can’t find workers

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A whopping 40 percent of small business owners were unable to fill job openings last month—a seven-point increase from January. This finding comes from a new report by the NFIB (a small ...

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The U.N. confirms: The U.S. doesn’t need the Paris Climate Accords

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The United Nations has released its Emissions Gap Report 2020, which gauges a country’s contribution to greenhouse gas and carbon emissions. The data has put President Joe Biden in an awkward position ...

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Three area organizations recognized among best Christian workplaces

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Avant Ministries in Kansas City and Union Rescue Mission in Wichita are among the best places for Christians to work. The Best Christian Workplaces Institute honored 157 faith-based organizations as Certified Best ...

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Missouri jobs struggle with continued lockdowns

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The Missouri unemployment rate increased substantially in December, still is showing the effects of lockdowns and decreased economic activity. The seasonally adjusted employment rate increased for the month by 10,400 jobs. The ...

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People moving from Kansas while Missouri remains steady

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More people are moving out of Kansas than all but five other states, while roughly equal numbers of people are moving to or from Missouri. United Van Lines released its Annual National Migration ...

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Unemployment drops to 7.9 percent as economy adds 600K jobs

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Unemployment falls to 7.9% in September with the addition of 661,000 jobs was the good news announced by the Labor Department on Friday. The rate is just above that reported in the ...

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Economists blown away: Manufacturing expands at fastest rate since 2018

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Economist expectations were blown away in August with U.S. manufacturing levels accelerating at close to a two-year high. The encouraging data was released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and coincided ...

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Missouri economy grows as unemployment plummets

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Missouri’s economic rebound from the Covid pandemic continues to lead the country. Figures released Wednesday by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center show the state’s unemployment is now 6.9%. That rate ...

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Nation sees second record-breaking month of job growth in June

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President Donald Trump was met with virtual silence from the media this morning as he read the June jobs numbers in a press conference. Trump reported 4.8 million jobs were added across ...

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Missouri leads way in reopening with explosion of tech jobs

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Missouri is gaining a national reputation as a technology center as the state economy rebounds from the government-mandated Covid lockdown. Accenture Federal Services recently selected St. Louis for its new Advanced Technology ...

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Newest economic and employment numbers show strong rebound

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Today, President Donald Trump will deliver remarks on today’s remarkable employment report and sign H.R. 7010 – PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 in the Rose Garden of the White House. The economic ...

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Oops. CDC makes big correction about spread of Covid-19

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After originally recommending the country go on lockdown because of the “easy” spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a big “oops” regarding how the agency now ...

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President Trump announces 3-phase plan to reopen nation

Americans are ready to get their lives back to normal and the White House on Thursday outlined a 3-phase plan to make that happen. The pan will rely on governors to reopen ...

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