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A group of Republicans in the Missouri Senate is still blocking a bill that would allow the state to receive $81 million in federal unemployment benefits.

But the bill's supporters say Missouri hasn't lost out yet, despite today's deadline for getting it passed.

Mo. Senate

Some Republicans in the Missouri Senate are blocking legislation to draw down $81 million in federal unemployment benefits.

The funding would go to Missouri residents who've been out of work for more than 79 weeks, and a State House bill authorizing the draw down must be passed by Thursday or else the money will go to other states.

NPR's Tamara Keith continues her year-long occasional series on unemployment, entitled "The Road Back to Work" tracking six St. Louis residents.

Here's the latest from the series:

NPR's Tamara Keith launches a year-long occasional series on unemployment, entitled "The Road Back to Work" tracking six St. Louis residents.

We'll update the links to each of the stories in the series here for you on stlpublicradio.org.

NPR's Tamara Keith launches a year-long occasional series on unemployment, tracking six St. Louis residents.

We’ll post links to each of the stories in the series here for you on stlpublicradio.org.

Here's the first of Keith's series:

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As many Missourians wrap up a weekend marked by celebration and plenty, somewhere near 16% of the state's population struggles with food insecurity.

(Flickr Creative Commons User Daniel Leininger)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released data today about the state of unemployment over the past year for the St. Louis Mo.-Ill metropolitan area. We have some of the highlights for you:

  • St. Louis Mo.-Ill. registered an unemployment rate of 9.3 percent in October 2010 (not seasonally adjusted).
  • Nationally, the unemployment rate was 9.0 percent in October 2010, not seasonally adjusted.
  • Employment rose in St. Louis at a rate of 0.1 percent, but not as much as it did nationally, 0.5 percent.

So who was getting hired?

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