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Not in Labor Force: Discouraged Workers for Missouri (DISCWORKMO)


Q3 2022: 7,200 (+ more)   Updated: Oct 28, 2022
Q3 2022:  7,200  
Q2 2022:  4,200  
Q1 2022:  5,300  
Q4 2021:  5,700  
Q3 2021:  9,000  
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Persons, 4-Quarter Moving Average,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

Release: Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization for States  

Units:  Persons, 4-Quarter Moving Average, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Quarterly


The BLS defines discouraged workers as persons who are not in the labor force, want and are available for work, and had looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months. They are not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the prior 4 weeks, for the specific reason that they believed no jobs were available to them.

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Not in Labor Force: Discouraged Workers for Missouri [DISCWORKMO], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DISCWORKMO, September 25, 2023.


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