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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,375,500 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,409,900 employed persons for the month. St Louis lost 8,500 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,778 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,375,500 -8,500 +15,300
CPS 1,409,900 -4,778 -8,020

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 February 2017 at 1,384,000. Since then 8,500 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,419,238 for St Louis in February 2016. 9,338 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 1,409,816, St Louis has added 84 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 1,375,500 -8,500 1,409,900 -4,778
February 2017 1,384,000 9,300 1,414,678 4,410
January 2017 1,374,700 600 1,410,268 -5,001
December 2016 1,374,100 -400 1,415,269 -531
November 2016 1,374,500 5,200 1,415,800 1,558
October 2016 1,369,300 2,400 1,414,242 3,056
September 2016 1,366,900 2,200 1,411,186 1,370
August 2016 1,364,700 700 1,409,816 -1,107
July 2016 1,364,000 200 1,410,923 -1,825
June 2016 1,363,800 4,100 1,412,748 -798
May 2016 1,359,700 -1,800 1,413,546 -1,191
April 2016 1,361,500 1,300 1,414,737 -3,183