Department of Numbers

Columbia, Missouri Job Growth

There were 101,100 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,616 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 901 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,100 -100 +2,000
CPS 95,616 -901 -314

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

Columbia, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Columbia 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 Columbia, Missouri

CES employment for Columbia peaked in September 2017 at 101,500. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 97,180 for Columbia in September 2017. 1,564 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 101,100 -100 95,616 -901
October 2017 101,200 -300 96,517 -663
September 2017 101,500 500 97,180 576
August 2017 101,000 600 96,604 557
July 2017 100,400 800 96,047 1,009
June 2017 99,600 -400 95,038 465
May 2017 100,000 100 94,573 -506
April 2017 99,900 -100 95,079 -366
March 2017 100,000 0 95,445 -485
February 2017 100,000 600 95,930 -272
January 2017 99,400 100 96,202 121
December 2016 99,300 200 96,081 151