Explore the gallery of tools, data, and resources below to learn more about the workforce development landscape in Missouri.
This story map explores four factors affecting workforce development across Missouri: population change, commuting impacts, workforce training, and skills mismatch. Use this story map to explore workforce gaps, opportunities, and partnerships.
Use the Workforce Development Engagement Guide to get started identifying partners, joining local conversations, and building on existing programs.
Authored by Rob Russell, Director of Labor and Workforce Development at University of Missouri Extension, this quick-read guide provides an overview of the major workforce development actors and programs in Missouri.
The University of Missouri System Community Connect website provides a space to showcase engagements between the Universities and their communities.
Economic snapshot allows you to build a report around counties of your choice with a set of basic economic indicators.
Connect with labor and workforce experts, learn more about the Labor Education Program, and sign up for the Workforce Navigator Series.
There is wide inequity in access to broadband internet across the state of Missouri. Rural areas in particular lack sufficient infrastructure to supply high-speed internet to residents as well as the business community.
TOTAL POPULATION: Use this map to explore population, basic demographics, and migration.
LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION: View current labor force participation rates and rates of change over the most recent five-year period.
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT: Explore sub-county levels of educational attainment. See areas where increases in high school graduation and post-secondary degrees are needed.
RACE & ETHNICITY: Use this map to view selected racial and ethnic populations at a sub-county level.
UNEMPLOYMENT: Layers in this map show current and historical averages for unemployment across the state.
CHILDCARE: View areas with gaps in childcare availability and affordability – also known as childcare deserts.
TRANSPORTATION: Use this map to view areas where access to public transportation and personal vehicles are low and supports may be needed.
POVERTY & INCOME: View rates of poverty and average household income.
HOUSING: Explore housing affordability, conditions, and proximity to employers.
INTERNET ACCESS: Internet access is critical for businesses to operate and for job seekers to get connected to opportunities. Use this map to explore broadband access in your region.
INDUSTRY: View rates of employment by sector. Explore top industries in your county and region.
This report provides a selected set of indicators related to businesses and communities. Maps and data are available for individual counties and groups of counties.