Department of Numbers

Mississippi Job Growth

There were 1,157,000 jobs in Mississippi in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,212,551 employed persons for the month. Mississippi lost 600 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 5,863 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,157,000 -600 +29,900
CPS 1,212,551 +5,863 +32,266

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 peaked in February 2020 for Mississippi at 1,162,400. Since then 5,400 jobs have been lost in Mississippi according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,014,000 in April 2020, Mississippi has gained 143,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,243,022 in May 2000. 30,471 jobs have been lost in Mississippi since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,018,422, Mississippi has added 194,129 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,157,000 -600 1,212,551 5,863
March 2022 1,157,600 -3,100 1,206,688 7,232
February 2022 1,160,700 2,100 1,199,456 4,704
January 2022 1,158,600 3,400 1,194,752 2,670
December 2021 1,155,200 2,200 1,192,082 553
November 2021 1,153,000 400 1,191,529 1,024
October 2021 1,152,600 11,800 1,190,505 2,539
September 2021 1,140,800 1,100 1,187,966 2,085
August 2021 1,139,700 -3,000 1,185,881 1,526
July 2021 1,142,700 12,700 1,184,355 948
June 2021 1,130,000 800 1,183,407 1,293
May 2021 1,129,200 2,100 1,182,114 1,829