Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 276,500 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 257,860 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 800 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 54 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 276,500 -800 -300
CPS 257,860 +54 +1,700

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 February 2016 at 278,900. Since then 2,400 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 260,760 for Jackson in May 2004. 2,900 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 232,811, Jackson has added 25,049 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 276,500 -800 257,860 54
November 2016 277,300 -300 257,806 181
October 2016 277,600 900 257,625 2,016
September 2016 276,700 -1,300 255,609 -569
August 2016 278,000 1,300 256,178 425
July 2016 276,700 -200 255,753 -33
June 2016 276,900 -1,800 255,786 -1,186
May 2016 278,700 0 256,972 -137
April 2016 278,700 100 257,109 -1,674
March 2016 278,600 -300 258,783 -800
February 2016 278,900 3,400 259,583 1,571
January 2016 275,500 -1,300 258,012 1,852