Missouri’s unemployment rate remained at 2.7% in January, which was lower than the national rate of 3.4% in the same month, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In February, the U.S. unemployment rate ticked up to 3.6%. BLS data is not yet available for Missouri’s rate in February.
The state’s unemployment rate increased to 2.7% in October from June lows, but has not moved since. It is down 0.2% from January 2022.
Missouri has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. Only seven other states have a rate lower than Missouri.
The last time Missouri’s unemployment rate was higher than the national rate was in April 2015.
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