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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cape Girardeau fell 0.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 9.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in Cape Girardeau peaked in April 2020 at 10.1% and is now 0.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Cape Girardeau unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Missouri 10.1% -0.1 +7.0
Cape Girardeau 9.2% -0.9 +6.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 608 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 May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Cape Girardeau 4,099 -608 +2,634

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Cape Girardeau
Unemployment Rate
Cape Girardeau
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 7.9%
May
2020
13.3% 10.1% 9.2% 4,099
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.5% 3.4% 1,660
December
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.5% 1,703
November
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.4% 1,670
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.4% 1,631
September
2019
3.5% 3.3% 3.3% 1,588
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.2% 1,546

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.