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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cape Girardeau fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in Cape Girardeau peaked in April 2020 at 10.3% and is now 7.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cape Girardeau unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Missouri 2.4% -0.1 -1.6
Cape Girardeau 2.5% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, National

Cape Girardeau, Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Cape Girardeau peaked in April 2020 at 4,730. There are now 3,541 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Cape Girardeau employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cape Girardeau, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Cape Girardeau 1,189 -33 -483

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Cape Girardeau
Unemployment Rate
Cape Girardeau
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.4% 2.5% 1,189
August
2022
3.7% 2.5% 2.6% 1,222
July
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.6% 1,233
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.7% 1,283
May
2022
3.6% 3.1% 2.9% 1,382
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 2.9% 1,415
March
2022
3.6% 3.6% 3.1% 1,490
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 3.2% 1,542
January
2022
4.0% 3.8% 3.4% 1,615
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 3.4% 1,640
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 3.4% 1,637

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.