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 2022 to 3.6%. The state unemployment rate was 0.0 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 7.6 percentage points lower. You can also see Missouri unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -2.4
Missouri 3.6% -0.1 -1.2

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 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 217,633 fewer people unemployed in the state. Missouri job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Missouri 109,747 -4,541 -37,896

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployed
April 2022 3.6%
March 2022 3.6% 3.6% 109,747
February 2022 3.8% 3.7% 114,288
January 2022 4.0% 3.8% 118,044
December 2021 3.9% 3.9% 120,125
November 2021 4.2% 3.9% 120,511
October 2021 4.6% 4.0% 121,577
September 2021 4.7% 4.0% 123,533
August 2021 5.2% 4.1% 126,823
July 2021 5.4% 4.3% 130,593
June 2021 5.9% 4.4% 134,992
May 2021 5.8% 4.5% 138,980