Mississippi Job Growth
There were 1,172,500 jobs in Mississippi in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,192,602 employed persons for the month. Mississippi lost 1,600 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 3,848 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.
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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 April 2023 for Mississippi at 1,178,400. Since then 5,900 jobs have been lost in Mississippi according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,168,100 in August 2023, Mississippi has gained 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,243,022 in May 2000. 50,420 jobs have been lost in Mississippi since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,020,894, Mississippi has added 171,708 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Mississippi Employment History