The labor force in Missouri was 3,096,906 in July 2017, up from 3,085,454 in June 2017, and down from 3,145,778 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 2,972,066 in July 2017, up from 2,965,450 in June 2017, and down from 2,983,307 one year ago in July 2016.