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Jefferson City, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jefferson City rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in Jefferson City peaked in January 2010 at 7.7% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Jefferson City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Missouri 3.4% -0.1 -1.1
Jefferson City 3.0% +0.3 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Jefferson City, Missouri, National

Jefferson City, Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Jefferson City, Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Jefferson City peaked in January 2010 at 6,022. There are now 3,793 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,026 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 203. Jefferson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jefferson City, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Jefferson City 2,229 +203 -534

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jefferson City, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Jefferson City
Unemployment Rate
Jefferson City
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.0% 2,229
October
2017
4.1% 3.5% 2.7% 2,026
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.2% 2,404
August
2017
4.4% 3.9% 3.3% 2,468
July
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.1% 2,306
June
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.2% 2,418
May
2017
4.3% 3.9% 3.5% 2,630
April
2017
4.4% 3.9% 3.4% 2,531
March
2017
4.5% 3.9% 3.2% 2,374
February
2017
4.7% 4.1% 3.5% 2,613
January
2017
4.8% 4.2% 3.5% 2,640

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.