Department of Numbers

Missouri Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Missouri fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.1%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 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 6.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Missouri unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Missouri 3.1% -0.1 -0.5

Unemployment Rate: Missouri, National

Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to October 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 203,916 fewer people unemployed in the state. Missouri job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Missouri 94,398 -2,455 -16,269

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployed
October 2018 3.7% 3.1% 94,398
September 2018 3.7% 3.2% 96,853
August 2018 3.9% 3.3% 100,522
July 2018 3.9% 3.4% 104,091
June 2018 4.0% 3.5% 106,230
May 2018 3.8% 3.6% 108,245
April 2018 3.9% 3.6% 109,351
March 2018 4.1% 3.6% 109,994
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