Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 280,200 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 260,828 employed persons for the month. Jackson added 200 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 318 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 280,200 +200 +1,800
CPS 260,828 -318 +3,713

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 peaked in March 2017 at 280,400. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 279,300 in May 2017, Jackson has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 263,697 for Jackson in March 2017. 2,869 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 280,200 200 260,828 -318
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
November 2016 279,600 -200 258,990 617
October 2016 279,800 800 258,373 696
September 2016 279,000 600 257,677 562