Department of Numbers

Missouri Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Missouri fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2015 to 5.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Missouri peaked in December 2009 at 9.8% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in December 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also see Missouri unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% 0.0 -0.9
Missouri 5.8% 0.0 0.0

Unemployment Rate: Missouri, National

Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Missouri peaked in January 2010 at 298,523. There are now 119,465 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 166,963 in December 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 12,095. Missouri job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Missouri 179,058 -488 +581

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Missouri from 1990 to July 2015

Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployed
July 2015 5.3% 5.8% 179,058
June 2015 5.3% 5.8% 179,546
May 2015 5.5% 5.8% 181,516
April 2015 5.4% 5.7% 178,133
March 2015 5.5% 5.6% 174,143
February 2015 5.5% 5.5% 171,909
January 2015 5.7% 5.5% 169,234
December 2014 5.6% 5.4% 166,963
November 2014 5.8% 5.5% 168,125
October 2014 5.7% 5.5% 170,034
September 2014 5.9% 5.6% 172,387
August 2014 6.1% 5.7% 175,153