This graph of unemployment rates in Cass County as compared to the national average is from a recent Mid-America Regional Council report on Cass County.
This is a positive sign, but there are other worrying trends as well, including increasing numbers of people in our community living in poverty. Here is a link to the four page report. And here is a link to library and county online tools for finding employment. These include Learning Express Library to study and prepare for hundreds of professional licensing tests, Optimal Resume to create resumes and cover letters, and links to the resources offered by the employment and training division of West Central Missouri Community Action Agency.
– Seth Hershberger, Assistant Director