Missouri’s unemployment rate drops in January

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s unemployment rate has fallen again to its lowest point since 2001. The state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday that Missouri’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.3 percent in January. That’s down one-tenth of a percentage point from December 2015 and is its lowest mark since June 2001. Missouri’s…

Illinois jobless rate jumps as more people look for work

( KTRS ) State officials say the unemployment rate rose Illinois in November as more people started looking for work. The Illinois Department of Employment Security reports that the jobless rate hit 5.7 percent in November, the first increase since July 2014. The report showed a 5.1 percent increase in the number of unemployed people looking for work…