40,000 Missourians will be jobless with no benefits by the end of the month unless Congress makes an extension. Jamal Andress has more from Jefferson City.
Wrap: Missouri's Unemployment Rate is at 9 percent.
Communications Director for the Missouri Department of Labor Amy Susan says 130,000 of those Missourians have been receiving unemployment benefits.
The benefits given to the unemployed range from $250 to $320 a week.
But Susan says about a third of those people will lose their benefits this year.
|Description: "From now until the end of the year, approximately 43,000 Missourians will exhaust some form of benefits, whether it be state benefits or other federally funded benefits."|
John Fougere from the Department of Economic Development suggests that the unemployed take advantage of other government resources.
|Description: "Career Centers have a way for people to use these resources free and it's a great way for folks to utilize these services to help them find a job."|
The Director for the Department of Labor was unavailable for comment.
From Jefferson City, I'm Jamal Andress.