Department of Numbers

Missouri Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Missouri fell 0.3 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.5%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 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 8.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Missouri unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Missouri 2.5% -0.3 -1.8

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

Unemployment Rate: Missouri, National

Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to July 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 249,455 fewer people unemployed in the state. Missouri job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Missouri 77,925 -6,986 -52,668

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployed
August 2022 3.7%
July 2022 3.5% 2.5% 77,925
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
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