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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 44,400 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,499 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau added 700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 25 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,400 +700 +500
CPS 46,499 -25 -852

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 2,100 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 1,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,538 for Cape Girardeau in December 2000. 2,039 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 3,628 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 44,400 700 46,499 -25
November 2016 43,700 0 46,524 -122
October 2016 43,700 -100 46,646 21
September 2016 43,800 -300 46,625 4
August 2016 44,100 200 46,621 -78
July 2016 43,900 -100 46,699 -26
June 2016 44,000 -300 46,725 -708
May 2016 44,300 -300 47,433 -240
April 2016 44,600 100 47,673 -253
March 2016 44,500 -100 47,926 -79
February 2016 44,600 200 48,005 307
January 2016 44,400 500 47,698 347