Springfield, MO

Log in Subscribe

Springfield unemployment rate jumps in May

Posted online

The Springfield metropolitan statistical area's unemployment rate last month jumped compared with April.

The jobless rate in the Springfield MSA – which comprises Greene, Christian, Webster, Polk and Dallas counties – came to 2.6%, according to a news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's up from 2.1% a month earlier.

All eight of the metropolitan areas in Missouri reported unemployment rate increases month over month.

Missouri's metro areas, by May unemployment rate, are:
• Columbia, 2.5%, up from 1.9% in April.
• Jefferson City, 2.5%, up from 2%.
• Springfield, 2.6%, up from 2.1%.
• St. Joseph, 2.7%, up from 2.3%.
• Cape Girardeau, 2.8%, up from 2.3%.
• Kansas City, 2.8%, up from 2.6%.
• Joplin, 3%, up from 2.4%.
• St. Louis 3%, up from 2.7%.

Missouri's unemployment rate in May jumped to 2.9% from 2.4% in April, according to the release. The data is not seasonally adjusted.

Compared with a year earlier, May unemployment rates were lower in 177 of the 389 MSAs nationwide measured by the BLS, higher in 158 and unchanged in 54. The Springfield metro area's May 2022 unemployment rate was 2%.


No comments on this story |
Please log in to add your comment
Editors' Pick
Open for Business: Rovenstine Landscaping

Rovenstine Landscaping LLC opened its first brick-and-mortar store; Bapa Network LLC added to its Dunkin’ lineup; and WinTech closed on the purchase of 100% of the stock of Arkansas-based company Pocahontas Aluminum Co.

Most Read Poll
How concerned are you about "forever chemicals" in the city water supply?


View results

Update cookies preferences