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Jefferson City, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Jefferson City fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in Jefferson City peaked in December 2009 at 7.6% and is now 5.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Jefferson City 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
Jefferson City 2.1% -0.1 -0.8
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: Jefferson City, Missouri, National

Jefferson City, Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Jefferson City, Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Jefferson City peaked in December 2009 at 5,899. There are now 4,332 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Jefferson City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Jefferson City, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Jefferson City 1,567 -36 -606

Number of Unemployed Persons

Jefferson City, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Jefferson City
Unemployment Rate
Jefferson City
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.4% 2.1% 1,567
August
2022
3.7% 2.5% 2.2% 1,603
July
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.2% 1,606
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.2% 1,663
May
2022
3.6% 3.1% 2.4% 1,802
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 2.5% 1,847
March
2022
3.6% 3.6% 2.6% 1,951
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 2.7% 2,022
January
2022
4.0% 3.8% 2.9% 2,140
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 2.9% 2,169
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 2.9% 2,170

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.