Department of Numbers

St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,390,700 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,433,362 employed persons for the month. St Louis lost 2,200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 10,548 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,390,700 -2,200 +38,300
CPS 1,433,362 -10,548 +10,660

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

St Louis, Missouri Employment Changes

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

CES employment for St Louis peaked in November 2016 at 1,392,900. Since then 2,200 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,443,910 for St Louis in November 2016. 10,548 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,390,700 -2,200 1,433,362 -10,548
November 2016 1,392,900 4,700 1,443,910 894
October 2016 1,388,200 3,100 1,443,016 4,110
September 2016 1,385,100 14,000 1,438,906 8,111
August 2016 1,371,100 1,500 1,430,795 2,967
July 2016 1,369,600 -2,800 1,427,828 239
June 2016 1,372,400 6,300 1,427,589 -5,304
May 2016 1,366,100 600 1,432,893 6,203
April 2016 1,365,500 6,200 1,426,690 -2,235
March 2016 1,359,300 -800 1,428,925 1,990
February 2016 1,360,100 7,100 1,426,935 7,300
January 2016 1,353,000 600 1,419,635 -3,067