Department of Numbers

Mississippi Job Growth

There were 1,171,700 jobs in Mississippi in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,211,467 employed persons for the month. Mississippi added 1,200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,102 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,171,700 +1,200 +19,000
CPS 1,211,467 +4,102 -3,459

Mississippi Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Mississippi 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 in Mississippi

CES employment in July 2019 for Mississippi is at a new high of 1,171,700.

CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,252,180 in May 2000. 40,713 jobs have been lost in Mississippi since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 1,125,566, Mississippi has added 85,901 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 1,171,700 1,200 1,211,467 4,102
June 2019 1,170,500 4,500 1,207,365 2,653
May 2019 1,166,000 2,500 1,204,712 836
April 2019 1,163,500 2,300 1,203,876 -2,299
March 2019 1,161,200 600 1,206,175 -3,478
February 2019 1,160,600 -700 1,209,653 -3,721
January 2019 1,161,300 -1,300 1,213,374 -1,821
December 2018 1,162,600 0 1,215,195 139
November 2018 1,162,600 3,100 1,215,056 254
October 2018 1,159,500 5,900 1,214,802 297
September 2018 1,153,600 -100 1,214,505 10
August 2018 1,153,700 1,000 1,214,495 -431