Department of Numbers

Mississippi Job Growth

There were 1,159,000 jobs in Mississippi in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,211,750 employed persons for the month. Mississippi added 3,400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,002 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,159,000 +3,400 +12,200
CPS 1,211,750 +2,002 +404

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 2,800 jobs have been lost in Mississippi according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,084,200 in January 2010, Mississippi has gained 74,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,252,493 in May 2000. 40,743 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 86,361 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 1,159,000 3,400 1,211,750 2,002
October 2017 1,155,600 4,100 1,209,748 -2,187
September 2017 1,151,500 -600 1,211,935 -2,725
August 2017 1,152,100 -1,400 1,214,660 -6,910
July 2017 1,153,500 2,200 1,221,570 -9,656
June 2017 1,151,300 6,700 1,231,226 -7,811
May 2017 1,144,600 -500 1,239,037 -2,524
April 2017 1,145,100 -200 1,241,561 4,688
March 2017 1,145,300 -900 1,236,873 6,985
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