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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 43,800 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 45,899 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau lost 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 277 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,800 -300 -500
CPS 45,899 -277 -1,160

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Cape Girardeau 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 Cape Girardeau, Missouri

CES employment for Cape Girardeau peaked in May 2007 at 46,500. Since then 2,700 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 43,100 in June 2011, Cape Girardeau has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,538 for Cape Girardeau in December 2000. 2,639 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau since then according to the household survey. From a February 2009 low of 42,871, Cape Girardeau has added 3,028 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 43,800 -300 45,899 -277
February 2017 44,100 300 46,176 -181
January 2017 43,800 -400 46,357 -79
December 2016 44,200 100 46,436 23
November 2016 44,100 0 46,413 2
October 2016 44,100 0 46,411 -87
September 2016 44,100 -300 46,498 -137
August 2016 44,400 100 46,635 -118
July 2016 44,300 200 46,753 -24
June 2016 44,100 200 46,777 39
May 2016 43,900 -400 46,738 -88
April 2016 44,300 0 46,826 -233