YOUR BUSINESS AUTHORITY

Springfield, MO

Queen City unemployment rate climbs

Posted online
Seven of Missouri’s eight metropolitan statistical areas, including Springfield, posted unemployment rate increases in January compared with December.

The Springfield MSA’s jobless rate moved up to 3.8 percent from 3.5 percent, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics news release.

 Missouri’s metro areas, ranked by January unemployment rate:
    •    Columbia, 3 percent, up from 2.7 percent in December;
    •    Jefferson City, 3.8 percent, up from 3.2 percent;
    •    Joplin, 3.8 percent, flat;
    •    Springfield, 3.8 percent, up from 3.5 percent.
    •    St. Joseph, 4.3 percent, up from 3.8 percent;
    •    Kansas City, 4.5 percent, up from 3.8 percent;
    •    St. Louis, 4.6 percent, up from 4 percent; and
    •    Cape Girardeau, 4.8 percent, up from 4.3 percent.

Missouri’s unemployment rate moved up to 4.6 percent in January from 3.9 percent in December, according to the release. The BLS data is not seasonally adjusted.

Compared with the same month in 2016, January unemployment rates across the nation were lower in 205 of the 388 metro areas measured by the BLS, higher in 147 and unchanged in 36, according to the release.

[[In-content Ad]]

Comments

No comments on this story |
Please log in to add your comment
Editors' Pick

Business Spotlight: Remaking Safety

CNH Industrial Reman clocks in 4 million hours of safe manufacturing work.

Most Read
SBJ Live logo
MOST-WATCHED VIDEOS
From Cutbacks to Cutting Tracks

“Every day you’ve gotta wake up and say, ‘I’ve gotta make money today,’ says, Ricky Smiley, Founder and Producer of Smiley Records, LLC. When Smiley was laid off from a job he held for 18 …

Consistent Marketing  “Marketing for a company can be very interesting, in the sense that it’s hard to stand out in the crowd from everyone else,” says Alisa Lawler, Vice President of Marketing and Business …
Booked - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “I think it’s a really great book and I wish I had read it earlier in my career,” says Candida Deckard, the Director of Human Resources and Safety at CNH Industrial Reman and one of Springfield …
From Concept to Completion “Every day we’re still learning. We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to get there,” says Cosmo Kwon, Co-Owner of Hinode in Nixa, Mo. Kwon says there is a huge difference in purchasing an …
Building on Each Other’s Strengths “To be good at business, or whatever you do, you need know what you can do and what you’re not good at,” says Eric Jones, co-owner of United States of Apparel. “When you’re not good at …