Employer Survey

Missouri Workforce 2020 Employer Survey Report

A state’s employers and workforce are economic drivers of its success. Missouri has over 200,000 payroll employers who provide jobs for 2.73 million people. Understanding workforce trends and future plans of employers can help inform how to address future staffing, training, and support needs.

For the second consecutive year, Missouri conducted a survey of a representative sample of Missouri’s employers asking questions about the workforce. As in the 2019 survey, the 2020 update provides insights on hiring trends, barriers to expanding employment, and workforce initiatives of Missouri employers, as well as how COVID affected Missouri's businesses in 2020.