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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 76,800 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,753 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City lost 400 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 768 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 76,800 -400 -500
CPS 71,753 -768 -1,781

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 3,500 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 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,679 for Jefferson City in December 2003. 3,926 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 505 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 76,800 -400 71,753 -768
October 2017 77,200 200 72,521 -264
September 2017 77,000 0 72,785 356
August 2017 77,000 -200 72,429 21
July 2017 77,200 100 72,408 171
June 2017 77,100 -300 72,237 -182
May 2017 77,400 -200 72,419 -420
April 2017 77,600 100 72,839 -1
March 2017 77,500 300 72,840 -174
February 2017 77,200 -200 73,014 -162
January 2017 77,400 500 73,176 -245
December 2016 76,900 -400 73,421 -113