Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,842,200 jobs in Missouri in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,994,647 employed persons for the month. Missouri added 1,900 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 13,350 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,842,200 +1,900 +57,100
CPS 2,994,647 +13,350 +8,784

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 in November 2016 for Missouri is at a new high of 2,842,200.

CPS employment in Missouri reached a maximum of 3,032,306 in April 2016. 37,659 jobs have been lost in Missouri since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 2,961,782, Missouri has added 32,865 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 2,842,200 1,900 2,994,647 13,350
October 2016 2,840,300 11,100 2,981,297 12,096
September 2016 2,829,200 10,100 2,969,201 7,419
August 2016 2,819,100 1,400 2,961,782 -15,393
July 2016 2,817,700 3,200 2,977,175 -26,446
June 2016 2,814,500 9,600 3,003,621 -24,193
May 2016 2,804,900 -10,400 3,027,814 -4,492
April 2016 2,815,300 14,100 3,032,306 198
March 2016 2,801,200 1,400 3,032,108 11,290
February 2016 2,799,800 10,700 3,020,818 17,812
January 2016 2,789,100 5,800 3,003,006 13,262
December 2015 2,783,300 -1,800 2,989,744 3,881