Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 281,800 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 259,841 employed persons for the month. Jackson added 800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 251 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 281,800 +800 +2,200
CPS 259,841 +251 +851

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Jackson, Mississippi Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Jackson 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 for Jackson, Mississippi

CES employment for Jackson in November 2017 is at a new high of 281,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 263,697 for Jackson in March 2017. 3,856 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 259,590, Jackson has added 251 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 281,800 800 259,841 251
October 2017 281,000 1,400 259,590 -551
September 2017 279,600 -700 260,141 -784
August 2017 280,300 300 260,925 -221
July 2017 280,000 -400 261,146 -112
June 2017 280,400 1,100 261,258 -728
May 2017 279,300 -800 261,986 -1,281
April 2017 280,100 -300 263,267 -430
March 2017 280,400 100 263,697 49
February 2017 280,300 200 263,648 1,666
January 2017 280,100 900 261,982 2,407
December 2016 279,200 -400 259,575 585