Department of Numbers

Mississippi Job Growth

There were 1,139,700 jobs in Mississippi in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,210,475 employed persons for the month. Mississippi lost 900 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,972 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,139,700 -900 -2,400
CPS 1,210,475 +6,972 +10,061

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 22,100 jobs have been lost in Mississippi according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,084,200 in January 2010, Mississippi has gained 55,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,252,493 in May 2000. 42,018 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 85,086 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 1,139,700 -900 1,210,475 6,972
October 2016 1,140,600 0 1,203,503 7,779
September 2016 1,140,600 -3,100 1,195,724 1,813
August 2016 1,143,700 -1,100 1,193,911 -2,227
July 2016 1,144,800 5,800 1,196,138 -8,324
June 2016 1,139,000 -2,900 1,204,462 -9,071
May 2016 1,141,900 -2,200 1,213,533 -5,221
April 2016 1,144,100 -3,000 1,218,754 -2,770
March 2016 1,147,100 2,600 1,221,524 1,536
February 2016 1,144,500 4,400 1,219,988 8,339
January 2016 1,140,100 -4,600 1,211,649 9,850
December 2015 1,144,700 2,600 1,201,799 1,385