Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,867,200 jobs in Missouri in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,979,791 employed persons for the month. Missouri lost 13,400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 770 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,867,200 -13,400 +38,500
CPS 2,979,791 +770 +17,508

Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Missouri 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 Missouri

CES employment peaked in February 2017 for Missouri at 2,880,600. Since then 13,400 jobs have been lost in Missouri according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Missouri for March 2017 is at a new high of 2,979,791.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 2,867,200 -13,400 2,979,791 770
February 2017 2,880,600 3,600 2,979,021 6,475
January 2017 2,877,000 5,300 2,972,546 7,146
December 2016 2,871,700 7,500 2,965,400 1,420
November 2016 2,864,200 3,900 2,963,980 1,745
October 2016 2,860,300 9,700 2,962,235 2,043
September 2016 2,850,600 2,300 2,960,192 2,224
August 2016 2,848,300 3,400 2,957,968 1,799
July 2016 2,844,900 5,200 2,956,169 508
June 2016 2,839,700 8,900 2,955,661 -1,313
May 2016 2,830,800 -1,700 2,956,974 -2,590
April 2016 2,832,500 3,800 2,959,564 -2,719