Wright is not satisfied with September's unemployment rate.
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Wright is not satisfied with September's unemployment rate.

Date: October 15, 2008
By: Jon Cecero
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A spokesperson for the Missouri Democratic party said Missouri's leaders have to fix the states high unemployment rate.

Jon Cecero (SIS-er-oh) has more from Jefferson City.

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Missouri's unemployment rate has finally decreased to number it has not seen in years.

According to the Department of Economic Development the seasonal adjusted rate for the month of September is 6.4 percent. 

Missouri Democratic spokesperson Zac Wright said he is still unsatisfied.

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Description: "I mean, our unemployment rate is at a record high in Missouri. We see staggering numbers we have lost more jobs in the past year than all eight of our border states combined." 

Wright said even though it has lowered from .2 percent since August he still wants Missouri residents to look at the bigger picture.

He said the only way to fix Missouri's problem of unemployment is to change the leadership on both the state and national level.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Jon Cecero.


Intro: For the first time in months the unemployment rate has declined which gives Missouri residents something to feel excited about.

Jon Cecero (SIS-er-o) has more from Jefferson City.

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In August the Missouri unemployment rate was the highest its been since 1991. 

A press release from Governor Blunt's office stated that in September 3,200 jobs were created.

Spokesperson for the Governor's office Jessica Robinson declined to elaborate on the Press Release.

October's unemployment rate has dropped .2 percentage points according to the Department of Economic Development.

Democratic Spokesperson Zac Wright is still unhappy with the current unemployment rate and hopes it will drop even further in the future.

Since Blunt has taken office in 2005 the total number of jobs created in Missouri has totaled 77,400.

Robinson offered no further comment except that she agrees with the release.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Jon Cecero.