Research for Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented shock to the economy, impacting the workforce and companies across sectors. This page contains new and relevant research created to assist with economic recovery, along with links to quickly navigate to other relevant resources.

New Research

See the occupations and industries with the most job postings during the month.

Occupations with the Most Job Postings – August - Excel

Industries with the Most Job Postings – August - Excel

Occupations with the Most Job Postings – July - Excel

Industries with the Most Job Postings – July - Excel

Occupations with the Most Job Postings – June - Excel

Industries with the Most Job Postings – June - Excel

Occupations with the Most Job Postings – May  - Excel

Industries with the Most Job Postings – May - Excel

Workforce Research

Career Pathways

Explore career growth paths for a variety of industries and education levels.

Real-Time Labor Market Summaries

A look at hiring demand by region for the last quarter.

In-demand Programming Languages 

Information Technology is a high-demand field. See the most requested computer programming languages employers are seeking.

Regional and County Data

A hub for career, economic and projections data at a regional level.

Missouri, Region and County Data

Economic Indicators

The most up-to-date data on employment and unemployment for Missouri.

Current Employment Situation

Other Resources

Connect to data resources outside of the MERIC website.

ShowMeStrong Recovery Dashboard 

Missouri Coronavirus GIS Hub 

Missouri Hospital Association COVID-19 Tracking by Region 

Opportunity Insights Economic Tracker

Census Small Business Pulse Survey

Census Household Pulse Survey