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Unemployment: Annual Average Rate

Labor force, employment and unemployment are defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The labor force includes people who are employed and those without a job who are actively looking for work and available for work. People who are not working or actively looking for work are not part of the labor force. Labor force and unemployment statistics are based on a survey sent to civilians in the US who are aged 16 and older living outside of institutions. The survey is not sent to people who live in institutions like corrections facilities or nursing homes. The survey is not sent to people on active duty in the Armed Forces.

Unemployment: Annual Average Rate

Labor force, employment and unemployment are defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The labor force includes people who are employed and those without a job who are actively looking for work and available for work. People who are not working or actively looking for work are not part of the labor force. Labor force and unemployment statistics are based on a survey sent to civilians in the US who are aged 16 and older living outside of institutions. The survey is not sent to people who live in institutions like corrections facilities or nursing homes. The survey is not sent to people on active duty in the Armed Forces.

YearByUnited StatesState of MissouriBoone County
2017
Labor Force


160,320,000


3,050,713


97,496

Unemployed

4.4%
6,982,000

3.8%
114,587

2.6%
2,543

2016
Labor Force


159,187,000


3,079,559


98,256

Unemployed

4.9%
7,751,000

4.6%
140,250

3.3%
3,239

2015
Labor Force


157,130,000


3,077,535


98,904

Unemployed

5.3%
8,296,000

5.0%
154,428

3.5%
3,479

2014
Labor Force


155,922,000


3,048,576


97,699

Unemployed

6.2%
9,617,000

6.1%
186,855

4.2%
4,071

2013
Labor Force


155,389,000


3,020,202


97,547

Unemployed

7.4%
11,460,000

6.7%
202,767

4.5%
4,393

Data Source: BLS1 of 1
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