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St. Joseph, Missouri Job Growth

There were 63,800 jobs in St Joseph, Missouri in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,802 employed persons for the month. St Joseph lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 72 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Joseph job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,800 -100 +400
CPS 62,802 -72 -905

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

St Joseph, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for St Joseph 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 St Joseph, Missouri

CES employment for St Joseph peaked in September 2016 at 64,000. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in St Joseph according to the employer survey. From a trough of 63,700 in November 2016, St Joseph has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,869 for St Joseph in December 2006. 3,067 jobs have been lost in St Joseph since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 59,225, St Joseph has added 3,577 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

St Joseph, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 63,800 -100 62,802 -72
February 2017 63,900 100 62,874 -176
January 2017 63,800 100 63,050 -254
December 2016 63,700 0 63,304 -114
November 2016 63,700 -300 63,418 -101
October 2016 64,000 0 63,519 -84
September 2016 64,000 100 63,603 -48
August 2016 63,900 200 63,651 100
July 2016 63,700 200 63,551 83
June 2016 63,500 0 63,468 -74
May 2016 63,500 100 63,542 -91
April 2016 63,400 0 63,633 -74