Overall unemployment rate moved down to 1.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 300 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the St. Joseph, MO-KS market rose by 126 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 110 bps to 1.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • St. Joseph, MO-KS unemployment rate is 162 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 100 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 11.3% 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 September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.5% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 10,400; no change
  • Government: 10,300; +300
St. Joseph, MO-KS Unemployment by Industry September 2022

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

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.