St. Louis Job Losses Among Worst in U.S.

1 decade 1 year 10 months ago Thursday, January 04 2007 Jan 4, 2007 Thursday, January 04, 2007 6:42:20 PM CST January 04, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS - A report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the St. Louis metropolitan area lost 3,300 jobs over a recent year-long period, the second-worst in the nation. Of the country's 367 metropolitian statistical areas, 301 gained jobs in the period ending in November. On the other end, Detroit led the way with 26,000 lost jobs. The St. Louis area, including suburbs on both sides of the Mississippi River, was second. About 1,500 of the region's job losses occurred within one week in March. May Department Stores Co. merged with Federated, leaving 500 corporate workers out of jobs. And Ford shut down its Hazelwood assembly plant, leaving 1,000 autoworkers without jobs.

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