Mid-America Regional Council http://kcur.org en Job Market Slightly More Rosy At Home Than Around U.S. http://kcur.org/post/job-market-slightly-more-rosy-home-around-us <p>The Kansas City labor market deviates from the federal jobs picture in significant ways. That’s according to local and national reports released on August 2. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Unemployment locally stayed stuck at 6.6 percent, where it’s been for some months, according to the Workforce Report by the Mid-America Regional Council.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Labor reported a slight drop in unemployment in July, but analysts were quick to point out most of the new jobs were either low paying or part-time.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:21:36 +0000 Laura Ziegler 41523 at http://kcur.org Job Market Slightly More Rosy At Home Than Around U.S. Service Economy Could Bear Brunt Of 'Fiscal Cliff' Impact http://kcur.org/post/service-economy-could-bear-brunt-fiscal-cliff-impact <p>The Kansas City region has been recovering from the recession at a slightly faster clip than many other places across the country.</p><p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:42:53 +0000 Laura Ziegler 29758 at http://kcur.org Service Economy Could Bear Brunt Of 'Fiscal Cliff' Impact