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Business Beat: June 23, 2010 June 23, 2010

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Sirens may not be the only way Jefferson City residents learn about bad weather soon. The city's police department is looking into adding phone alerts to its warning system.

On this week’s Business Beat from KBIAMissouri’s Department of Economic Development reports that the unemployment rate fell slightly in May. And, Jefferson City Police, along with more and more companies, look into alerting residents with two systems. Hosted by KBIA’s Courtney Flatt.

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There’s some good news this week for the health of Missouri’s economy: A new report says Missouri’s unemployment rate fell slightly last month. That’s due in part to the state adding nearly 5,000 jobs. The Department of Economic Development released a report last week that says unemployment in Missouri came in at 9.3 percent in May. Those numbers are down from 9.5 percent in April, which is where rates have hovered for the last year. Admittedly, two-tenths of a point may not sound like a drastic decrease. But state officials say it could be a glimpse of a light at the end of the tunnel.

Sirens may not be the only way Jefferson City residents learn about bad weather soon. The city’s police department is looking into adding phone alerts to its warning system.

We’re all familiar with the sound of a severe weather siren. But, a possible change in the state capital’s emergency communication system could add another noise with that alert: your phone’s ringtone. The Jefferson City Police aren’t the only ones looking at using two systems to keep residents safe. Some vendors of both systems say more and more companies are adding phone alerts to help warn residents of things like severe weather or prison breaks. Soon, the Jefferson City Police are hoping to join these companies and add phone alerts as a method of contacting residents during emergencies.

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