MISSOURI



 

Updated July 13, 2015: St. Louis police reported 4,434 crimes to the FBI in June.

Statistics released by the St. Louis Police Department show there were 22 homicides in May, up from 15 reported in May and up from six reported in June 2014.

Homicides so far this year total 92, up from 58 during the first six months of 2014 and 49 in the first six months of 2013.

- St. Louis Post Dispatch

Statistics


During the month of October, 2016, Missourians unemployment rate was 5.1%.  During this month, there were 158,985 unemployed individuals in the state of Missouri. 

- United States Department of Labor


THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION -- NOVEMBER 2016 (Nation-Wide) Among the major worker groups, the unemployment rate for adult men declined to 4.3 percent in November. The rates for adult women (4.2 percent), teenagers (15.2 percent), Whites (4.2 percent), Blacks (8.1 percent), Asians (3.0 percent), and Hispanics (5.7 percent) showed little or no change over the month.
- United States Department of Labor

Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey


HOUSEHOLD DATA
NOT SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
QUARTERLY AVERAGES
  Unemployment rates by age, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity [Percent]

 

Age and sex

Total

White

Black or African
American

Asian

Hispanic or Latino

 

1st
2015

1st
2016

1st
2015

1st
2016

1st
2015

1st
2016

1st
2015

1st
2016

1st
2015

1st
2016

 

Total, 16 years and over

5.8

5.2

5.1

4.6

10.4

9.0

3.8

3.8

7.3

6.1

 

16 to 19 years

17.8

15.8

15.9

14.4

27.5

23.2

9.8

10.8

20.4

15.5

 

16 to 17 years

18.0

18.3

17.1

15.6

26.8

31.9

-

-

25.5

19.5

 

18 to 19 years

17.6

14.5

15.3

13.8

27.8

19.7

10.4

7.5

18.5

14.0

 

20 years and over

5.4

4.8

4.7

4.2

9.8

8.5

3.7

3.7

6.7

5.7

 

20 to 24 years

10.6

8.8

9.1

7.8

17.8

13.6

10.2

6.9

10.6

9.5

 

25 years and over

4.8

4.4

4.2

3.8

8.7

7.8

3.1

3.4

6.0

5.1

 

25 to 54 years

5.0

4.5

4.3

3.8

9.1

8.2

2.6

3.4

6.0

5.0

 

25 to 34 years

6.0

5.4

5.0

4.5

12.2

10.3

3.3

4.5

6.8

5.3

 

35 to 44 years

4.7

4.2

4.2

3.6

7.8

8.0

2.0

2.4

5.7

4.6

 

45 to 54 years

4.2

3.8

3.8

3.5

6.9

6.0

2.5

3.3

5.1

5.0

 

55 years and over

4.3

4.0

4.0

3.8

6.8

6.0

5.2

3.7

6.4

5.6

 

55 to 64 years

4.4

4.1

4.1

3.8

6.6

6.4

4.9

3.5

6.2

6.0

 

65 years and over

4.2

3.8

3.8

3.8

7.8

4.7

6.4

4.4

7.3

4.4

 

 

 

Men, 16 years and over

6.2

5.4

5.5

4.8

11.6

9.8

4.1

3.6

7.3

5.9

 

16 to 19 years

19.9

17.8

17.6

15.9

32.7

27.0

12.8

9.6

21.3

14.0

 

16 to 17 years

20.0

21.9

18.4

18.2

35.1

45.2

-

-

30.7

15.6

 

18 to 19 years

19.8

15.8

17.2

14.7

31.8

21.7

-

-

18.5

13.5

 

20 years and over

5.8

5.0

5.1

4.4

10.9

9.1

4.0

3.5

6.7

5.6

 

20 to 24 years

12.1

9.9

10.6

8.4

21.0

16.6

10.8

7.6

11.4

11.0

 

25 years and over

5.1

4.5

4.5

4.0

9.4

8.1

3.4

3.1

6.0

4.8

 

25 to 54 years

5.2

4.6

4.6

4.0

9.6

8.4

2.4

3.0

5.8

4.6

 

25 to 34 years

6.4

5.7

5.4

4.9

13.2

10.1

2.7

4.1

6.6

5.0

 

35 to 44 years

4.8

4.1

4.5

3.6

8.1

8.4

2.0

1.9

5.7

4.1

 

45 to 54 years

4.4

3.9

4.0

3.5

7.0

6.4

2.5

3.1

5.0

4.5

 

55 years and over

4.7

4.3

4.1

4.1

8.7

6.5

7.5

3.5

6.8

6.2

 

55 to 64 years

4.7

4.5

4.1

4.2

8.5

6.4

7.2

3.6

6.1

6.3

 

65 years and over

4.5

3.9

3.9

3.7

9.6

7.1

8.6

3.4

9.8

5.9

 

 

 

Women, 16 years and over

5.3

4.9

4.7

4.3

9.2

8.3

3.4

4.1

7.2

6.3

 

16 to 19 years

15.6

13.9

14.2

12.8

22.3

19.7

7.4

11.9

19.3

17.0

 

16 to 17 years

16.2

15.0

15.9

13.0

18.4

23.8

-

-

20.9

23.7

 

18 to 19 years

15.3

13.2

13.2

12.8

23.8

17.6

7.7

-

18.6

14.5

 

20 years and over

5.0

4.6

4.3

3.9

8.8

7.9

3.3

4.0

6.6

5.8

 

20 to 24 years

8.9

7.7

7.4

7.1

14.7

10.7

9.4

6.2

9.6

7.7

 

25 years and over

4.5

4.2

3.9

3.6

8.0

7.5

2.8

3.8

6.1

5.5

 

25 to 54 years

4.7

4.4

4.0

3.6

8.7

8.0

2.8

3.8

6.1

5.6

 

25 to 34 years

5.5

5.1

4.4

3.9

11.3

10.4

4.0

5.0

7.2

5.8

 

35 to 44 years

4.5

4.3

3.9

3.6

7.6

7.6

2.0

2.9

5.8

5.2

 

45 to 54 years

4.0

3.8

3.6

3.4

6.9

5.7

2.6

3.5

5.3

5.7

 

55 years and over

4.0

3.7

3.9

3.4

5.2

5.6

2.7

3.8

6.0

4.9

 

55 to 64 years

4.0

3.7

4.0

3.3

4.9

6.4

2.5

3.3

6.4

5.6

 

65 years and over

3.9

3.7

3.6

3.8

6.4

2.4

3.6

5.7

4.4

2.5

 

NOTE: Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 60,000).

 

 

Last Modified Date: April 01, 2016

 

 



    

An effect of unemployment on firms: Less demand for goods and services € Unemployment in an economy means that a lot more people will have less disposable income. Therefore spending on most goods and services will fall. As a result, firms will experience lower sales revenue and will likely see a fall in profits.  

An effect of unemployment on people
: Loss of skills.  When someone becomes unemployed they will stop working and will start losing their skills and ability to work. The longer someone stays unemployed, the less employable they will be to firms because firms will need to spend money on retraining them.
Source: romeconomics.com


Recidivism is one of the most fundamental concepts in criminal justice. It refers to a person's relapse into criminal behavior, often after the person receives sanctions or undergoes intervention for a previous crime. 
 
Second Ward City Councilman Michael Trapp - Ex-offenders, Trapp said, often become discouraged when they cannot find employment because of their records, and that, in turn, can lead to a relapse into a life of crime.  When people get employment, it ties them into the conventional economy, it helps give them structure, it reduces free time, it gets them involved in something positive and it gives them a paycheck,€ Trapp said.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune  -Columbia Missouri-  


April, 2014 study from the Bureau of Justice Statistics Following Prison Releases for Three and Five Years:

An estimated two-thirds (68 percent) of 405,000 prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 were arrested for a new crime within three years of release from prison, and three-quarters (77 percent) were arrested within five years, per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)........Five years after release from prison, black offenders had the highest recidivism rate (81 percent), compared to Hispanic (75 percent) and white (73 percent) offenders.

Source:  Recidivism of Prisoners Released in 30 States in 2005: Patterns from 2005 to 2010 (NCJ 244205), was written by Matthew R. Durose, Alexia D. Cooper and Howard N. Snyder. Crimeinamerica.net



A U.S. Government Accountability Office study identified employer reluctance to hire older workers as a key challenge that older workers face in finding reemployment.

         -source: The Economic Populist


Suicide rates among middle-age Americans have risen sharply in the past decade, prompting concern for a generation of baby boomers who have faced years of economic worry.  The most pronounced increases were seen among men in their 50's, a group in which suicide rates jumped by nearly 50 percent.  It is the baby boomer group where we see the highest rates of suicide.

            -source: The Economic Populist




Women with at least some college education would opt for having a job outside the home over being a homemaker, 57% to 38%

 -source: GALLUP