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St. Joseph, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for St Joseph fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2021 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in St Joseph peaked in January 2010 at 9.4% and is now 5.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.9% in June 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare St Joseph unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Missouri 4.1% -0.1 -8.4
St Joseph 3.6% -0.1 -5.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 3,928 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,822 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 442. St Joseph employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in St Joseph, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
St Joseph 2,264 -63 -3,197

Number of Unemployed Persons

St Joseph, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
St Joseph
Unemployment Rate
St Joseph
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 4.1% 3.6% 2,264
March
2021
6.0% 4.2% 3.7% 2,327
February
2021
6.2% 4.3% 3.8% 2,413
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 3.9% 2,425
December
2020
6.7% 4.4% 3.9% 2,449
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 4.0% 2,504
October
2020
6.9% 5.0% 4.1% 2,578
September
2020
7.8% 5.4% 4.3% 2,687
August
2020
8.4% 6.0% 4.5% 2,858
July
2020
10.2% 6.8% 4.9% 3,112
June
2020
11.1% 8.1% 5.6% 3,464

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.