This page provides a comprehensive overview of the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) employment data, focusing on the state of Missouri. Each month, the BLS releases detailed job reports that offer insights into employment trends, job growth, and labor market changes across the country. Our coverage delves into these reports with a specific emphasis on Missouri, analyzing data from various cities within the state to present a granular view of its labor market dynamics. By synthesizing this data, we aim to offer stakeholders, including policymakers, businesses, and job seekers, valuable insights into the economic health of cities across Missouri. This analysis not only highlights the overall employment situation in the state but also provides a detailed breakdown of job trends in its diverse urban centers, thereby serving as a vital resource for understanding local economic conditions.
- Columbia, MO – December 2023 Jobs Report – Steady Growth Continues with Private Sector GainsDecember 2023 saw Columbia’s job market maintain its positive momentum, mirroring statewide trends. While unemployment edged up slightly, overall nonfarm payroll employment increased, driven by private sector gains. Specific industries and occupations experienced growth, offering promising opportunities for job seekers. Highlights: What Industries and Occupations Grew: What Industries and Occupations Shrunk: Compare to Same Month… Read more: Columbia, MO – December 2023 Jobs Report – Steady Growth Continues with Private Sector Gains
- Missouri City, TX – December 2023 Jobs Report – Holding Steady Amidst National FluctuationsMissouri City’s job market held steady in December 2023, defying national trends that saw a slight decline in employment. The unemployment rate dipped to 4.0%, down from 4.3% in November and marking a six-month low. While job growth wasn’t robust, it offered stability in a period of economic uncertainty. Highlights: What Industries and Occupations Grew:… Read more: Missouri City, TX – December 2023 Jobs Report – Holding Steady Amidst National Fluctuations