Governor Jay Nixon and the state’s economic development department announced today that Missouri employers will save a total of 186-million dollars this year. Since 2009, the state borrowed more than a billion dollars from the federal government for Missouri’s unemployment insurance trust fund. Missouri businesses paid a tax for unemployment benefits that went toward the fund. The U.S. labor department released a revised projection that shows Missouri is relieved of its obligation to the fund six months early. The governor said this is a clear indication the economy is growing and unemployment rates are dropping.