Department of Numbers

Missouri Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Missouri fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2018 to 3.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 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 6.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.6% in July 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Missouri unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Missouri 3.6% -0.1 -0.3

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

Unemployment Rate: Missouri, National

Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2018

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Missouri peaked in February 2010 at 298,314. There are now 188,321 fewer people unemployed in the state. Missouri job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Missouri 109,993 -1,070 -8,164

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Missouri from 1990 to March 2018

Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployed
April 2018 3.9%
March 2018 4.1% 3.6% 109,993
February 2018 4.1% 3.7% 111,063
January 2018 4.1% 3.7% 112,321
December 2017 4.1% 3.7% 111,386
November 2017 4.1% 3.6% 111,187
October 2017 4.1% 3.6% 110,667
September 2017 4.2% 3.6% 110,365
August 2017 4.4% 3.6% 110,472
July 2017 4.3% 3.6% 111,045
June 2017 4.3% 3.7% 112,111
May 2017 4.3% 3.7% 113,742