Department of Numbers

Missouri Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Missouri fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2014 to 5.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Missouri peaked in June 2009 at 9.6% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. You can also see Missouri unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% 0.0 -1.2
Missouri 5.6% -0.3 -0.5

Unemployment Rate: Missouri, National

Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Missouri peaked in July 2009 at 295,106. There are now 124,951 fewer people unemployed in the state. Missouri job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Missouri 170,155 -10,345 -13,892

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Missouri from 1990 to November 2014

Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployed
November 2014 5.8% 5.6% 170,155
October 2014 5.8% 5.9% 180,500
September 2014 5.9% 6.3% 192,204
August 2014 6.1% 6.3% 192,008
July 2014 6.2% 6.5% 197,132
June 2014 6.1% 6.5% 197,792
May 2014 6.3% 6.6% 200,702
April 2014 6.3% 6.6% 201,999
March 2014 6.7% 6.7% 204,209
February 2014 6.7% 6.4% 193,028
January 2014 6.6% 6.0% 182,428
December 2013 6.7% 6.0% 180,939
November 2013 7.0% 6.1% 184,047