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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 77,500 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,872 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City added 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 142 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,500 +300 +500
CPS 72,872 -142 -1,266

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

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City, Missouri

CES employment for Jefferson City peaked in February 2008 at 80,300. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,600 in April 2012, Jefferson City has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,679 for Jefferson City in December 2003. 2,807 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 71,248, Jefferson City has added 1,624 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 77,500 300 72,872 -142
February 2017 77,200 -200 73,014 -162
January 2017 77,400 500 73,176 -245
December 2016 76,900 -400 73,421 -113
November 2016 77,300 -100 73,534 -81
October 2016 77,400 200 73,615 -66
September 2016 77,200 0 73,681 -44
August 2016 77,200 100 73,725 -17
July 2016 77,100 100 73,742 -12
June 2016 77,000 400 73,754 -89
May 2016 76,600 -700 73,843 -211
April 2016 77,300 300 74,054 -84