The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center's (MERIC) 2019 Missouri Economic and Workforce Report included a survey of more than 1,600 Missouri employers. The report provided data on key economic indicators and insight into challenges and opportunities employers are facing with the workforce.
State and Regional News
Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in September 2019, down a tenth of a percentage point from August.
Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced plans to recognize National Disability Employee Awareness Month with activities across the state throughout October.
To celebrate the 54th anniversary of the completion of the Gateway Arch, WGU Missouri is offering the “Gateway to Your Future” scholarship for Missourians who want to enhance their careers with a college degree. The Gateway Arch opened Oct. 28, 1965, as a symbol of St. Louis and Missouri’s role in the Westward Expansion of the United States during the 19th century. WGU Missouri aims to honor this important legacy through this scholarship offering.
Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 19-18 regarding the use of vaping devices among youth in Missouri.