Overall unemployment rate moved up to 2.2% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in December 2022.

Total employment in the St. Joseph, MO-KS market declined by 18 jobs in October and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 2.2%. The national unemployment rate increased by 8 bps over the same time to 3.4%.

  • St. Joseph, MO-KS unemployment rate is 120 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 60 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in October versus prior month by 5.9% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
St. Joseph, MO-KS Unemployment October 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.9% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 10,600; +300
  • Transportation & Utilities: 10,500; +100
St. Joseph, MO-KS Unemployment by Industry October 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through October 2022 (Data published December 2022 and reports created on December 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.