Department of Numbers

Columbia, Missouri Job Growth

There were 101,000 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 96,537 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 600 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 490 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,000 +600 +3,300
CPS 96,537 +490 +1,028

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 August 2017 is at a new high of 101,000.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,992 for Columbia in February 2016. 455 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 94,573, Columbia has added 1,964 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 101,000 600 96,537 490
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
November 2016 99,100 200 95,930 138
October 2016 98,900 600 95,792 188
September 2016 98,300 600 95,604 95