Department of Numbers

Columbia, Missouri Job Growth

There were 102,300 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 98,640 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 1,500 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 109 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,300 +1,500 +2,500
CPS 98,640 -109 -228

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 in December 2016 is at a new high of 102,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 99,859 for Columbia in February 2016. 1,219 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a June 2016 low of 98,565, Columbia has added 75 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 102,300 1,500 98,640 -109
November 2016 100,800 100 98,749 -244
October 2016 100,700 -100 98,993 151
September 2016 100,800 -200 98,842 152
August 2016 101,000 -100 98,690 40
July 2016 101,100 200 98,650 85
June 2016 100,900 -700 98,565 -1,029
May 2016 101,600 100 99,594 116
April 2016 101,500 700 99,478 -299
March 2016 100,800 800 99,777 -82
February 2016 100,000 -200 99,859 245
January 2016 100,200 400 99,614 746