Job Landscape in Missouri
Missouri is well known for its agriculture, but the job economy is alive and thriving outside of the agriculture industry. In fact, trade, transportation, and utilities is one of the state’s top job producing industries. Government, education and health services, and professional and business services are also providing big boosts to the state’s economy. More and more tourists have been flocking to Missouri—especially to the Ozarks lake region and the entertainment mecca of Branson—sparking the leisure and hospitality industry. Chief manufacturing products include aerospace and transportation equipment, along with chemicals, food products, and electrical equipment. Agriculturally, the state is second in the nation in terms of number of farms; there are over 100,000. Top crops are wheat, corn, and soybeans. Cattle, hogs and dairy are also important farm commodities. Missouri’s unemployment rate saw massive improvements in the second half of 2013, dropping from 7.1 percent in July to 5.9 percent in December, providing a huge boon for Missouri jobs. Better yet, you can find these jobs—along with thousands of others in nearly any industry—right here on Livecareer. Whether you’re searching for work in Joplin, Maryland Heights, Independence, Kansas City, Columbia, or anywhere in between, Livecareer has all of Missouri’s top job listings.