Department of Numbers

Missouri Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Missouri rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2022 to 2.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Missouri peaked in April 2020 at 11.2% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in September 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also see Missouri unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Missouri 2.7% +0.1 -1.2

Note: All comparisons are made with November data as December state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Missouri, National

Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Missouri peaked in April 2020 at 327,380. There are now 244,380 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 74,534 in September 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 8,466. Missouri job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Missouri 83,000 +4,132 -37,511

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Missouri from 1990 to November 2022

Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployed
December 2022 3.5%
November 2022 3.6% 2.7% 83,000
October 2022 3.7% 2.6% 78,868
September 2022 3.5% 2.4% 74,534
August 2022 3.7% 2.5% 76,156
July 2022 3.5% 2.5% 77,923
June 2022 3.6% 2.8% 84,911
May 2022 3.6% 3.1% 96,461
April 2022 3.6% 3.4% 103,605
March 2022 3.6% 3.6% 109,993
February 2022 3.8% 3.7% 114,288
January 2022 4.0% 3.8% 118,044