Missouri Unemployment Rate statistics Missouri Unemployment Rate 2014

Missouri: Unemployment NumbersUnemployment RatesEmployment NumbersLabor ForceFile Unemployment
Month / YearUnemployment Rate
November, 20109.2% Most recent unemployment rate
October, 20108.9%
September, 20109.1%
August, 20109.4%
July, 20109.4%
June, 20109.3%
May, 20108.7%
April, 20108.8%
March, 201010.2%
February, 201010.2%
January, 20109.9%

What is the unemployment rate in Missouri?

The current Missouri unemployment rate is 9%, with the latest unemployment data collected by the Department of Labor Statistics in November 2010. Missouri's unemployment rate has dropped over the last 12 monthes. The average unemployment rate over the last year has been 9.38%.

The Missouri unemployment rate reflects the percentage of people living in MO who do not have jobs and have been actively searching for employment for at least four weeks. Unemployment data is collected through a monthly survey of employers and unemployment insurance claims. The MO unemployment rate is not, however, the percentage of Missouri residents who are receiving unemployment compensation.

Unemployment Compensation in Missouri

Unemployed workers in Missouri can apply for unemployment insurance benefits under the Missouri state unemployment program at the Missouri Unemployment Office. For more information, read about Missouri's unemployment benefits.

Historical unemployment rate in Missouri

The Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains an archive of historical monthly and yearly statewide unemployment rate numbers for Missouri for every year back to 1976. This table contains all unemployment rate statistics available for Missouri, arranged from newest to oldest.

MissouriUnemployment Rate
Month / YearUnemployment Rate
November, 20109.2%
October, 20108.9%
September, 20109.1%
August, 20109.4%
July, 20109.4%
June, 20109.3%
May, 20108.7%
April, 20108.8%
March, 201010.2%
February, 201010.2%
January, 20109.9%
Annual Average, 20099.3%
December, 20099.3%
November, 20099.2%
October, 20099.3%
September, 20099.5%
August, 20099.7%
July, 20099.8%
June, 20099.9%
May, 20099.1%
April, 20098.3%
March, 20099.4%
February, 20099.4%
January, 20098.9%
Annual Average, 20086.1%
December, 20087.3%
November, 20086.6%
October, 20086.3%
September, 20086.3%
August, 20086.5%
July, 20086.4%
June, 20086%
May, 20085.5%
April, 20084.7%
March, 20085.8%
February, 20085.8%
January, 20085.9%
Annual Average, 20075.1%
December, 20075.2%
November, 20074.9%
October, 20075%
September, 20075.2%
August, 20075.3%
July, 20075.4%
June, 20075.3%
May, 20074.5%
April, 20074.3%
March, 20074.9%
February, 20075.5%
January, 20075.3%
Annual Average, 20064.8%
December, 20064.5%
November, 20064.6%
October, 20064.7%
September, 20064.8%
August, 20065.1%
July, 20065.1%
June, 20065.1%
May, 20064.3%
April, 20064.4%
March, 20064.9%
February, 20065.4%
January, 20065.2%
Annual Average, 20055.4%
December, 20054.7%
November, 20055.1%
October, 20054.7%
September, 20054.9%
August, 20054.8%
July, 20055.5%
June, 20055.6%
May, 20055.2%
April, 20055.2%
March, 20056%
February, 20056.4%
January, 20056.4%
Annual Average, 20045.8%
December, 20045.6%
November, 20045.6%
October, 20045.5%
September, 20045.7%
August, 20045.9%
July, 20046.2%
June, 20046.2%
May, 20045.4%
April, 20045.1%
March, 20045.9%
February, 20045.9%
January, 20045.9%
Annual Average, 20035.6%
December, 20035%
November, 20035.1%
October, 20035.2%
September, 20035.5%
August, 20035.7%
July, 20035.9%
June, 20036.4%
May, 20035.5%
April, 20035.2%
March, 20035.6%
February, 20035.7%
January, 20035.8%
Annual Average, 20025.2%
December, 20025%
November, 20024.9%
October, 20024.7%
September, 20024.9%
August, 20025%
July, 20025.5%
June, 20025.8%
May, 20024.9%
April, 20025.1%
March, 20025.7%
February, 20025.6%
January, 20025.7%
Annual Average, 20014.5%
December, 20014.7%
November, 20014.6%
October, 20014.3%
September, 20014.3%
August, 20014.5%
July, 20014.4%
June, 20014.7%
May, 20013.9%
April, 20014.1%
March, 20014.7%
February, 20014.8%
January, 20014.8%
Annual Average, 20003.3%
December, 20003.7%
November, 20003.3%
October, 20003.3%
September, 20003.4%
August, 20003.3%
July, 20003.3%
June, 20003.3%
May, 20003%
April, 20002.7%
March, 20003.5%
February, 20003.4%
January, 20003.2%
Annual Average, 19993.1%
December, 19992.7%
November, 19992.5%
October, 19992.1%
September, 19992.8%
August, 19993.2%
July, 19993.6%
June, 19993.9%
May, 19993.2%
April, 19993.2%
March, 19993.4%
February, 19993.6%
January, 19993.4%
Annual Average, 19984%
December, 19983.1%
November, 19983.1%
October, 19983.1%
September, 19983.3%
August, 19983.9%
July, 19984.3%
June, 19984.4%
May, 19984.1%
April, 19984.1%
March, 19984.8%
February, 19984.8%
January, 19984.8%
Annual Average, 19974.3%
December, 19974%
November, 19973.6%
October, 19973.7%
September, 19974.1%
August, 19974.1%
July, 19974.1%
June, 19974.4%
May, 19973.9%
April, 19974.1%
March, 19974.7%
February, 19975.1%
January, 19975.3%
Annual Average, 19964.7%
December, 19964.6%
November, 19964.4%
October, 19964%
September, 19964.3%
August, 19964.6%
July, 19965.1%
June, 19964.9%
May, 19964.7%
April, 19964.6%
March, 19965.1%
February, 19965%
January, 19965%
Annual Average, 19954.7%
December, 19954%
November, 19953.6%
October, 19953.6%
September, 19954.3%
August, 19954.6%
July, 19955%
June, 19955.1%
May, 19954.9%
April, 19954.9%
March, 19955.3%
February, 19955.5%
January, 19955.5%
Annual Average, 19944.9%
December, 19944.6%
November, 19944.2%
October, 19944.1%
September, 19944.4%
August, 19944.8%
July, 19944.6%
June, 19944.9%
May, 19944.5%
April, 19944.9%
March, 19945.9%
February, 19946.1%
January, 19946.3%
Annual Average, 19936.1%
December, 19935.4%
November, 19935.3%
October, 19935.5%
September, 19935.7%
August, 19936%
July, 19936.2%
June, 19936.7%
May, 19936.2%
April, 19936.1%
March, 19936.7%
February, 19937.1%
January, 19936.8%
Annual Average, 19926%
December, 19925.7%
November, 19925.2%
October, 19925%
September, 19925.5%
August, 19925.9%
July, 19925.9%
June, 19926.6%
May, 19926.2%
April, 19925.9%
March, 19926.4%
February, 19926.8%
January, 19926.9%
Annual Average, 19916.5%
December, 19915.9%
November, 19915.6%
October, 19915.7%
September, 19916%
August, 19916.4%
July, 19916.3%
June, 19916.9%
May, 19916.8%
April, 19916.4%
March, 19917.3%
February, 19917.8%
January, 19917.3%
Annual Average, 19905.8%
December, 19906.4%
November, 19906%
October, 19905.6%
September, 19905.9%
August, 19906.1%
July, 19905.6%
June, 19905.3%
May, 19905%
April, 19905.2%
March, 19905.8%
February, 19906.3%
January, 19906.1%
Annual Average, 19895.5%
December, 19895.2%
November, 19895.3%
October, 19894.8%
September, 19895.3%
August, 19895.4%
July, 19895.5%
June, 19895.8%
May, 19895.1%
April, 19895.1%
March, 19895.6%
February, 19896.1%
January, 19896.3%
Annual Average, 19885.6%
December, 19885.5%
November, 19885.5%
October, 19885%
September, 19885.3%
August, 19885.9%
July, 19885.8%
June, 19886%
May, 19885.7%
April, 19885.2%
March, 19885.5%
February, 19885.9%
January, 19885.7%
Annual Average, 19876.2%
December, 19875%
November, 19875.5%
October, 19875.4%
September, 19875.5%
August, 19876.3%
July, 19876.4%
June, 19876.5%
May, 19876.3%
April, 19876.2%
March, 19876.7%
February, 19877.2%
January, 19877%
Annual Average, 19866.2%
December, 19865.7%
November, 19865.8%
October, 19865.6%
September, 19866.1%
August, 19866.3%
July, 19866.3%
June, 19866.7%
May, 19866.3%
April, 19865.8%
March, 19866.5%
February, 19867%
January, 19866.6%
Annual Average, 19856.4%
December, 19855.9%
November, 19855.8%
October, 19855.6%
September, 19856%
August, 19856.2%
July, 19856.2%
June, 19856.5%
May, 19856.4%
April, 19856.4%
March, 19857%
February, 19857.5%
January, 19857.3%
Annual Average, 19847.1%
December, 19846.7%
November, 19846.2%
October, 19845.7%
September, 19846.1%
August, 19846.9%
July, 19846.3%
June, 19846.7%
May, 19846.8%
April, 19847.5%
March, 19848.1%
February, 19849%
January, 19849%
Annual Average, 19839.8%
December, 19838.5%
November, 19838.4%
October, 19838.5%
September, 19838.9%
August, 19839.6%
July, 19839.6%
June, 198310.2%
May, 198310%
April, 198310.3%
March, 198311%
February, 198311.5%
January, 198311.1%
Annual Average, 19829.2%
December, 198210.6%
November, 198210%
October, 19829%
September, 19829.1%
August, 19829.1%
July, 19829%
June, 19829.3%
May, 19828.4%
April, 19828.4%
March, 19829%
February, 19829.5%
January, 19829.2%
Annual Average, 19817.5%
December, 19818.4%
November, 19817.8%
October, 19817.2%
September, 19817.1%
August, 19817.2%
July, 19816.5%
June, 19817.3%
May, 19817%
April, 19816.9%
March, 19817.6%
February, 19818.5%
January, 19818.5%
Annual Average, 19807.3%
December, 19807.4%
November, 19807.3%
October, 19807.1%
September, 19807.3%
August, 19808.5%
July, 19807.9%
June, 19808.1%
May, 19807%
April, 19806.5%
March, 19806.5%
February, 19807%
January, 19806.4%
Annual Average, 19794.6%
December, 19795.3%
November, 19794.8%
October, 19794.2%
September, 19794.6%
August, 19795.4%
July, 19794.4%
June, 19794.7%
May, 19793.9%
April, 19793.9%
March, 19794.5%
February, 19795.2%
January, 19794.4%
Annual Average, 19784.8%
December, 19784.2%
November, 19784%
October, 19783.6%
September, 19784.2%
August, 19785%
July, 19785%
June, 19785%
May, 19784%
April, 19784.6%
March, 19785.8%
February, 19786.7%
January, 19786.3%
Annual Average, 19775.9%
December, 19775.3%
November, 19775%
October, 19775%
September, 19775.3%
August, 19776.6%
July, 19776.1%
June, 19776.8%
May, 19775.3%
April, 19775.1%
March, 19776.3%
February, 19777.2%
January, 19777.1%
Annual Average, 19766.2%
December, 19766.6%
November, 19765.9%
October, 19765.5%
September, 19766.3%
August, 19766.6%
July, 19766.3%
June, 19766.4%
May, 19765.1%
April, 19765.5%
March, 19766.1%
February, 19766.9%
January, 19766.7%

Missouri Unemployment Rate Graph

This graph plots unemployment rate numbers for Missouri over the last 38 years, not adjusted for seasonal shifts in unemployment rate. For other other unemployment rate data visualizations, view more unemployment rate graphs for Missouri.

Detailed Unemployment Rate statistics are available for localities in Pennsylvania:

Local unemployment rate data is available back to 1990 for counties, cities, and other combined statistical areas in Missouri. Choose a location from the table below for detailed unemployment rate statistics.

Adair County, MOAndrew County, MOAtchison County, MOAudrain County, MO
Ballwin City, MOBarry County, MOBarton County, MOBates County, MO
Benton County, MOBlue Springs City, MOBollinger County, MOBoone County, MO
Branson, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaBuchanan County, MOButler County, MOCaldwell County, MO
Callaway County, MOCamden County, MOCape Girardeau City, MOCape Girardeau County, MO
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical AreaCape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area, MO PartCape Girardeau-Sikeston-Jackson, MO-IL Combined Statistical AreaCarroll County, MO
Carter County, MOCass County, MOCedar County, MOChariton County, MO
Chesterfield City, MOChristian County, MOClark County, MOClay County, MO
Clinton County, MOCole County, MOColumbia City, MOColumbia, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area
Cooper County, MOCrawford County, MODade County, MODallas County, MO
Daviess County, MODeKalb County, MODent County, MODouglas County, MO
Dunklin County, MOFarmington, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaFlorissant City, MOFort Leonard Wood, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area
Franklin County, MOGasconade County, MOGentry County, MOGladstone City, MO
Grandview City, MOGreene County, MOGrundy County, MOHannibal, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area
Harrison County, MOHazelwood City, MOHenry County, MOHickory County, MO
Holt County, MOHoward County, MOHowell County, MOIndependence City, MO
Iron County, MOJackson County, MOJasper County, MOJefferson City City, MO
Jefferson City, MO Metropolitan Statistical AreaJefferson County, MOJohnson County, MOJoplin City, Jasper County Part, MO
Joplin City, MOJoplin City, Newton County Part, MOJoplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical AreaKansas City City, Cass County Part, MO
Kansas City City, Clay County Part, MOKansas City City, Jackson County Part, MOKansas City City, MOKansas City City, Platte County Part, MO
Kansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical AreaKansas City, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, MO PartKansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City, MO-KS Combined Statistical AreaKennett, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area
Kirksville, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaKirkwood City, MOKnox County, MOLaclede County, MO
Lafayette County, MOLawrence County, MOLebanon, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaLee's Summit City, Cass County Part, MO
Lee's Summit City, Jackson County Part, MOLee's Summit City, MOLewis County, MOLiberty City, MO
Lincoln County, MOLinn County, MOLivingston County, MOMacon County, MO
Madison County, MOMaries County, MOMarion County, MOMarshall, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area
Maryland Heights City, MOMaryville, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaMcDonald County, MOMercer County, MO
Mexico, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaMiller County, MOMississippi County, MOMoberly, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area
Moniteau County, MOMonroe County, MOMontgomery County, MOMorgan County, MO
New Madrid County, MONewton County, MONodaway County, MOO'Fallon City, MO
Oregon County, MOOsage County, MOOzark County, MOPemiscot County, MO
Perry County, MOPettis County, MOPhelps County, MOPike County, MO
Platte County, MOPolk County, MOPoplar Bluff, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaPulaski County, MO
Putnam County, MORalls County, MORandolph County, MORay County, MO
Raytown City, MOReynolds County, MORipley County, MORolla, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area
Saline County, MOSchuyler County, MOScotland County, MOScott County, MO
Sedalia, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaShannon County, MOShelby County, MOSikeston, MO Micropolitan Statistical Area
Springfield City, MOSpringfield, MO Metropolitan Statistical AreaSt. Charles City, MOSt. Charles County, MO
St. Clair County, MOSt. Francois County, MOSt. Joseph City, MOSt. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area
St. Joseph, MO-KS Metropolitan Statistical Area, MO PartSt. Louis City, MOSt. Louis County, MOSt. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area
St. Louis, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area, MO PartSt. Louis-St. Charles-Farmington, MO-IL Combined Statistical AreaSt. Peters City, MOSte. Genevieve County, MO
Stoddard County, MOStone County, MOSullivan County, MOTaney County, MO
Texas County, MOUniversity City City, MOVernon County, MOWarren County, MO
Warrensburg, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaWashington County, MOWayne County, MOWebster County, MO
West Plains, MO Micropolitan Statistical AreaWildwood City, MOWorth County, MOWright County, MO

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