Employment numbers reached a record high in Missouri with more than 2.8 million employed across the state in October. Missouri added more than 9,300 jobs during the month and saw the state’s unemployment rate drop to 5.1 percent.
With many world-class universities, technical and community colleges churning out new, available and highly skilled talent, as well as companies such as LaunchCode and Claim Academy working to fill in the talent gaps, Missouri has set its sights on continuing to train and produce the type of workforce that can meet the demands of today’s economy, and fill the demands of new companies coming to our state.
The increase in employment numbers comes as more and more companies are finding Missouri as the best place for their business. Monsanto, FedEx Ground, Hallmark Cards Inc. and Cushman & Wakefield U.S. Inc., are just a few of the companies to expand in, or move to, Missouri in the last month brining with them hundreds of jobs for Missouri talent.
It is that same Missouri talent that continues to attract new and exciting companies to Missouri. Missouri talent builds everything from F/A -18 fighter jets to the award winning Ford F-150s. Missourians are on the cutting edge of innovation in the fields of agtech and health innovation, and with Missouri’s location at the center of the country our talent makes sure that every Missouri company’s goods get where they need to go quickly and are of the highest quality.
With its strategic location, globally connected infrastructure, competitive business and labor costs, highly-skilled and hard working talent, quality of life and a statewide commitment to attracting companies and investment, Missouri is a place where companies come to grow and thrive.