Department of Numbers

Missouri Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Missouri rose 0.3 percentage points in March 2014 to 6.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.0 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 2.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.0% in December 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also see Missouri unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% 0.0 -0.8
Missouri 6.7% +0.3 +0.1

Unemployment Rate: Missouri, National

Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 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 90,934 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 180,939 in December 2013, the number of unemployed has now grown by 23,233. Missouri job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Missouri 204,172 +11,144 +4,316

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7% 6.7% 204,172
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
October 2013 7.2% 6.3% 190,071
September 2013 7.2% 6.4% 194,635
August 2013 7.2% 6.6% 200,362
July 2013 7.3% 6.8% 204,155
June 2013 7.5% 6.8% 204,328
May 2013 7.5% 6.7% 202,898
April 2013 7.5% 6.6% 199,824
March 2013 7.5% 6.6% 199,856