Department of Numbers

Columbia, Missouri Job Growth

There were 99,900 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,401 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 529 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 99,900 -100 +700
CPS 95,401 -529 -1,449

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 February 2017 at 100,000. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,992 for Columbia in February 2016. 1,591 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 99,900 -100 95,401 -529
February 2017 100,000 600 95,930 -272
January 2017 99,400 100 96,202 121
December 2016 99,300 200 96,081 151
November 2016 99,100 200 95,930 138
October 2016 98,900 600 95,792 188
September 2016 98,300 600 95,604 95
August 2016 97,700 -500 95,509 -138
July 2016 98,200 0 95,647 -221
June 2016 98,200 -400 95,868 -269
May 2016 98,600 -500 96,137 -362
April 2016 99,100 -100 96,499 -351