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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cape Girardeau fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in Cape Girardeau peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 5.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cape Girardeau unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Missouri 4.4% -0.2 +1.0
Cape Girardeau 4.2% -0.1 +0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 4,707. There are now 2,827 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 November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Cape Girardeau 1,880 -25 +210

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Cape Girardeau
Unemployment Rate
Cape Girardeau
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 4.4% 4.2% 1,880
October
2020
6.9% 4.6% 4.3% 1,905
September
2020
7.8% 4.8% 4.4% 1,924
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 5.9% 2,618
July
2020
10.2% 6.9% 5.9% 2,616
June
2020
11.1% 7.8% 6.7% 3,007
May
2020
13.3% 10.1% 9.1% 4,101
April
2020
14.8% 10.2% 10.1% 4,707
March
2020
4.4% 3.9% 3.4% 1,651
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.4% 1,637
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.4% 1,660

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.