Department of Numbers

Mississippi Job Growth

There were 1,145,800 jobs in Mississippi in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,203,945 employed persons for the month. Mississippi lost 900 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,577 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,145,800 -900 +23,600
CPS 1,203,945 +1,577 +16,694

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 1,163,200. Since then 17,400 jobs have been lost in Mississippi according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,012,000 in April 2020, Mississippi has gained 133,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,243,022 in May 2000. 39,077 jobs have been lost in Mississippi since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,027,052, Mississippi has added 176,893 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 1,145,800 -900 1,203,945 1,577
October 2021 1,146,700 7,500 1,202,368 1,056
September 2021 1,139,200 4,900 1,201,312 565
August 2021 1,134,300 -2,300 1,200,747 251
July 2021 1,136,600 5,500 1,200,496 294
June 2021 1,131,100 4,800 1,200,202 -1,691
May 2021 1,126,300 4,300 1,201,893 416
April 2021 1,122,000 -1,000 1,201,477 623
March 2021 1,123,000 3,700 1,200,854 422
February 2021 1,119,300 -3,900 1,200,432 2,653
January 2021 1,123,200 -2,700 1,197,779 4,987
December 2020 1,125,900 3,700 1,192,792 5,541