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St. Joseph, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Joseph rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in St Joseph peaked in January 2010 at 9.5% and is now 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare St Joseph 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
St Joseph 3.3% +0.3 -0.8
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: St Joseph, Missouri, National

St Joseph, Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

St Joseph, Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in St Joseph peaked in December 2009 at 6,304. There are now 4,212 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,891 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 201. St Joseph employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St Joseph, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
St Joseph 2,092 +201 -595

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Joseph, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
St Joseph
Unemployment Rate
St Joseph
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.4% 3.3% 2,092
October
2017
4.1% 3.5% 3.0% 1,891
September
2017
4.2% 3.8% 3.4% 2,170
August
2017
4.4% 3.9% 3.5% 2,235
July
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.4% 2,183
June
2017
4.3% 3.8% 3.6% 2,313
May
2017
4.3% 3.9% 4.0% 2,612
April
2017
4.4% 3.9% 3.8% 2,495
March
2017
4.5% 3.9% 3.6% 2,349
February
2017
4.7% 4.1% 4.0% 2,620
January
2017
4.8% 4.2% 4.1% 2,683

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.