Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,894,400 jobs in Missouri in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,941,545 employed persons for the month. Missouri added 2,500 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 4,641 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,894,400 +2,500 +30,200
CPS 2,941,545 -4,641 -22,435

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 July 2017 for Missouri at 2,900,400. Since then 6,000 jobs have been lost in Missouri according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,890,000 in September 2017, Missouri has gained 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Missouri reached a maximum of 2,979,683 in March 2017. 38,138 jobs have been lost in Missouri since then according to the household survey. From a August 2017 low of 2,922,486, Missouri has added 19,059 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 2,894,400 2,500 2,941,545 -4,641
October 2017 2,891,900 1,900 2,946,186 6,612
September 2017 2,890,000 -9,400 2,939,574 17,088
August 2017 2,899,400 -1,000 2,922,486 -4,334
July 2017 2,900,400 11,400 2,926,820 -10,562
June 2017 2,889,000 14,600 2,937,382 -18,032
May 2017 2,874,400 4,900 2,955,414 -18,636
April 2017 2,869,500 3,600 2,974,050 -5,633
March 2017 2,865,900 -14,700 2,979,683 662
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