Department of Numbers

Missouri Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Missouri fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2020 to 3.5%. The state unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Missouri peaked in January 2010 at 9.8% and is now 6.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.0% in July 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also see Missouri unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -0.3
Missouri 3.5% 0.0 +0.3

Unemployment Rate: Missouri, National

Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2020

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Missouri peaked in February 2010 at 298,314. There are now 188,653 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 90,946 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 18,715. Missouri job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Missouri 109,661 -620 +10,123

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Missouri from 1990 to February 2020

Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployed
February 2020 3.5% 3.5% 109,661
January 2020 3.6% 3.5% 110,281
December 2019 3.5% 3.4% 106,372
November 2019 3.5% 3.4% 106,453
October 2019 3.6% 3.4% 105,657
September 2019 3.5% 3.3% 102,824
August 2019 3.7% 3.2% 99,739
July 2019 3.7% 3.2% 97,205
June 2019 3.7% 3.1% 95,941
May 2019 3.6% 3.1% 96,429
April 2019 3.6% 3.2% 97,761
March 2019 3.8% 3.2% 98,968