Most counties in northern Missouri hold unemployment rates below the state average

Unemployment Rate

Most area counties have unemployment rates that are below the state average in Missouri. That average for January is 5.1%. Linn, Sullivan, and Carroll counties have rates above the state average.

The latest county by county report shows Linn County at 7.3%, Sullivan County at 5.6%, and Carroll County at 5.3%. Grundy County’s unemployment rate for January, the most recent month available, is 4.2%. That’s based on 184 persons unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,368. The rate is higher than in December when it was 3.5% and in January of 2020, when it was 3.9%.

Unemployment rates for other area counties include several between 4 and 5 percent. Clinton is 4.8%; Caldwell 4.7%; Harrison and Chariton are at 4.4%; Daviess and Putnam are 4.3%; DeKalb 4.2%; and Mercer county 4.0%.

Those with January unemployment rates under four percent include Livingston 3.9%, Worth 3.2%, and Gentry 3.1%.