Department of Numbers

Mississippi Job Growth

There were 1,146,100 jobs in Mississippi in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,236,984 employed persons for the month. Mississippi lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 7,096 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,146,100 -100 +100
CPS 1,236,984 +7,096 +30,902

Mississippi Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Mississippi as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Mississippi

CES employment peaked in May 2000 for Mississippi at 1,161,800. Since then 15,700 jobs have been lost in Mississippi according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,084,200 in January 2010, Mississippi has gained 61,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,252,493 in May 2000. 15,509 jobs have been lost in Mississippi since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 1,125,389, Mississippi has added 111,595 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,146,100 -100 1,236,984 7,096
February 2017 1,146,200 -400 1,229,888 10,053
January 2017 1,146,600 1,600 1,219,835 7,481
December 2016 1,145,000 -1,800 1,212,354 1,008
November 2016 1,146,800 -300 1,211,346 1,348
October 2016 1,147,100 100 1,209,998 1,700
September 2016 1,147,000 400 1,208,298 1,981
August 2016 1,146,600 -700 1,206,317 1,855
July 2016 1,147,300 4,800 1,204,462 1,072
June 2016 1,142,500 600 1,203,390 -128
May 2016 1,141,900 -2,300 1,203,518 -1,113
April 2016 1,144,200 -1,800 1,204,631 -1,451