Unemployment Rate

Audio: Missouri’s unemployment remains around 3 percent, down from last month

Missouri’s employment rate dropped another tenth of a percent between September 2018 and September 2019, adding more than 32,000 jobs in that time. Jacqueline Michael-Midkiff, regional economist with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the state is doing better than the nation in some areas.     The state’s numbers have hovered around three […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA approves state’s request to add 14 additional counties to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Missouri’s request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for Missouri to include assistance for local governments and nonprofit agencies in 14 additional counties and the City of St. Louis. FEMA’s approval means Benton, Boone, Callaway, Clay, Cooper, Dunklin, Gasconade, Howard, Lafayette, Lincoln, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, and St. […]

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Application deadline approaching for disaster unemployment benefits in six Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in six Missouri counties through September 5, 2019, whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and ended July 5, 2019. A disaster assistance amendment was […]

Disaster Relief

Disaster unemployment benefits available to flood and tornado victims in six additional Missouri counties

An additional six counties have been added to the list of 20 Missouri counties already declared as major disasters. The declaration and yesterday’s amendment allow Missourians in those 26 counties whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and continuing, to apply for up to […]

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August 9th is the deadline to apply for disaster unemployment benefits

Missouri residents who lost jobs or whose work was interrupted during this year’s flooding can apply for up to 26 weeks of Disaster Unemployment Assistance from the state. The deadline is August 9. The Missouri Department of Labor will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance from residents in 20 counties affected by the April 29-July […]

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Disaster Declaration allows for unemployment benefits if job was lost due to disaster

When President Donald Trump granted a major disaster declaration in 20 Missouri counties, including Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton in the northern Missouri area, that decision allows residents whose jobs were lost or interrupted to apply for up to 36 weeks of disaster unemployment assistance. The declaration spans from severe storms and flooding from April 29 […]

Flood of 2019

Federal disaster declaration granted for 20 counties in Missouri

A major federal disaster declaration has been approved today for 20 Missouri counties damaged by flooding, tornadoes and severe storms this spring. In a press release today from Governor Mike Parson’s office, it says President Trump’s declaration makes the federal Individual Assistance program available to eligible residents in Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Carroll, Chariton, Cole, […]

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates remain fairly steady in northern Missouri

Grundy County’s latest unemployment rate changed only slightly from the January figure. Statistics from the Division of Employment Security show Grundy County has 174 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,400.  That’s a percentage of three-point-nine percent for February (the latest month available). In January, Grundy County had a rate of four percent, […]