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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 77,100 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,335 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City lost 0 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 98 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,100 0 0
CPS 72,335 +98 -1,407

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

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,679 for Jefferson City in December 2003. 3,344 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 1,087 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 77,100 0 72,335 98
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
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