Unemployment

Missouri unemployment ties record low

Missouri’s unemployment rate tied a record low in October, edging down another tenth of a point to 3.1 percent.  In the history of the data set, the only other time the state’s unemployment dropped this low was from October 1999 to January 2000. The unemployment data series goes back to 1976. The jobless rate has […]

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Spire Natural Gas customers to see rate decrease

The Missouri Public Service Commission reports Spire Natural Gas customers will see rates drop under a filing that takes effect November 15th. The new rates will reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas and the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment factor. The factor is a mechanism that tracks any over- or under-collection of […]

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KCP&L to reduce electric rates for Missouri customers

The Missouri Public Service Commission unanimously approved agreements reached by parties in electric rate cases filed by Kansas City Power and Light Company and its Greater Missouri Operations Company that reduce annual electric operating revenues of the companies. The operating revenues will be reduced by about 21 million dollars for KCP&L and about 24 million […]

Soybeans

Soybean specialist offers tips for handling weather woes

Mother Nature has much to say about soybean yield and grain quality almost every year, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. This year was no exception. Several important soybean-growing regions in Missouri experienced severe drought this year. The most worrisome effect from drought is yield loss, but producers face several other effects […]