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.
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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
Mississippi Employment History