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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,376,900 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,405,797 employed persons for the month. St Louis added 2,500 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,836 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,376,900 +2,500 +12,900
CPS 1,405,797 +9,836 -5,126

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 7,100 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,372,500 in May 2017, St Louis has gained 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,419,238 for St Louis in February 2016. 13,441 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 1,394,439, St Louis has added 11,358 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 1,376,900 2,500 1,405,797 9,836
June 2017 1,374,400 1,900 1,395,961 1,522
May 2017 1,372,500 -900 1,394,439 -5,447
April 2017 1,373,400 -2,500 1,399,886 -10,186
March 2017 1,375,900 -8,100 1,410,072 -4,606
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