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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Cape Girardeau fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 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. From a post peak low of 4.2% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Cape Girardeau unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Missouri 4.2% -0.1 +0.6
Cape Girardeau 4.2% 0.0 +0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 2,710 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,891 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 106. Cape Girardeau employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Cape Girardeau, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Cape Girardeau 1,997 -31 +360

Number of Unemployed Persons

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Cape Girardeau
Unemployment Rate
Cape Girardeau
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.2% 4.2% 1,997
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 4.2% 2,028
December
2020
6.7% 4.4% 5.7% 2,597
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.3% 1,891
October
2020
6.9% 5.0% 4.3% 1,905
September
2020
7.8% 5.4% 4.4% 1,924
August
2020
8.4% 6.0% 5.9% 2,618
July
2020
10.2% 6.8% 5.9% 2,616
June
2020
11.1% 8.1% 6.7% 3,007
May
2020
13.3% 9.6% 9.1% 4,101
April
2020
14.8% 12.5% 10.1% 4,707

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.