Department of Numbers

Mississippi Job Growth

There were 1,169,500 jobs in Mississippi in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,226,199 employed persons for the month. Mississippi added 4,000 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,312 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,169,500 +4,000 +18,500
CPS 1,226,199 +2,312 +11,173

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 August 2018 for Mississippi is at a new high of 1,169,500.

CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,252,180 in May 2000. 25,981 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 100,633 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 1,169,500 4,000 1,226,199 2,312
July 2018 1,165,500 -1,400 1,223,887 3,005
June 2018 1,166,900 1,400 1,220,882 2,103
May 2018 1,165,500 500 1,218,779 1,690
April 2018 1,165,000 -600 1,217,089 600
March 2018 1,165,600 1,400 1,216,489 35
February 2018 1,164,200 3,000 1,216,454 -64
January 2018 1,161,200 -800 1,216,518 -122
December 2017 1,162,000 3,300 1,216,640 -63
November 2017 1,158,700 3,600 1,216,703 150
October 2017 1,155,100 5,300 1,216,553 694
September 2017 1,149,800 -1,200 1,215,859 833