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St. Joseph, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Joseph fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in St Joseph peaked in January 2010 at 9.4% and is now 7.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare St Joseph unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Missouri 2.5% -0.3 -1.8
St Joseph 2.4% -0.1 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: St Joseph, Missouri, National

St Joseph, Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

St Joseph, Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in St Joseph peaked in December 2009 at 6,192. There are now 4,713 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. St Joseph employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St Joseph, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
St Joseph 1,479 -71 -669

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Joseph, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
St Joseph
Unemployment Rate
St Joseph
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.4% 1,479
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.5% 1,550
May
2022
3.6% 3.1% 2.7% 1,676
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 2.8% 1,725
March
2022
3.6% 3.6% 2.9% 1,820
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 3.0% 1,865
January
2022
4.0% 3.8% 3.2% 1,948
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 3.2% 1,983
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 3.2% 1,977
October
2021
4.6% 4.0% 3.2% 1,983
September
2021
4.7% 4.0% 3.3% 2,024

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.