Missouri Real-Time Labor Market Summary
Missouri employers posted 164,169 job ads in the last 3 months with 70% of these full-time positions. St. Louis had the most job postings during this time at 77,296. Click on the above link to see Missouri summary.
MERIC’s Valentine’s Day Facts and Figures
Valentines spending is predicted to rise according to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) 2020 Valentine’s Day Consumer Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics. Spending in the nation is expected to total $27.4 billion, up 32 percent from last year’s record $20.7 billion. Consumers are planning to spend an average of $196.31 this year. According to the NRF, this Valentine’s Day couples are eager to shower their loved ones, including their other important relationships, with special gifts. Items like jewelry, candy or flowers remain popular with consumers.To celebrate this holiday, MERIC has put together some fun facts and figures to share with you.