Department of Numbers

Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 75,900 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,147 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City lost 800 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 696 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 75,900 -800 +300
CPS 73,147 -696 -830

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 4,400 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 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,679 for Jefferson City in December 2003. 2,532 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 70,897, Jefferson City has added 2,250 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 75,900 -800 73,147 -696
November 2016 76,700 0 73,843 -129
October 2016 76,700 -100 73,972 -181
September 2016 76,800 -200 74,153 282
August 2016 77,000 300 73,871 140
July 2016 76,700 200 73,731 -166
June 2016 76,500 -300 73,897 -504
May 2016 76,800 100 74,401 -177
April 2016 76,700 -200 74,578 -223
March 2016 76,900 300 74,801 110
February 2016 76,600 300 74,691 315
January 2016 76,300 700 74,376 399