- Career and Occupations
- Target Occupations
- Special Studies
The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program is a Federal-State cooperative effort that produces employment and wage estimates for about 800 different occupations. In Missouri, the program is operated by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development/Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Employment projections give an overview of where the Missouri economy may be headed based on past and present trends.
Find out which jobs have the best pay, most openings and fastest growth by knowing their grade.
Career pathways highlight different jobs in sectors, from entry-level to higher skill, that are in demand
View aggregated job postings data to show trends over time
While some occupations were particularly impacted by the COVID pandemic, the valuable skills developed from those occupations may transfer to other job opportunities.
Skills Transfer - Sales - PDF
Labor Supply and Demand
Real-Time Labor Market Summaries covering the past 3 months.
Labor Supply and Demand for 2021
Regional Labor Supply and Demand for Missouri and each WDA region.
Jobs and Education
Missouri has a wide range of occupations that require various levels of education and skill. This report will highlight the employment, openings, and wages of occupations based on education and skill level.
The link between education and earnings is clear. At each increased level of educational attainment, there is a significant increase in average wage.
Real Time Labor Demand
Industry Career Pathways
Workforce Research Library
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Compare which jobs are in high demand yet have few job seekers chasing those opportunities.
Supply and demand gaps exist in healthcare, business, and science and technology jobs.
Occupations and industries with the most job postings during the month during the pandemic.