Department of Numbers

Mississippi Job Growth

There were 1,131,700 jobs in Mississippi in October 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,196,710 employed persons for the month. Mississippi added 3,500 jobs in October 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 9,055 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey October 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,131,700 +3,500 -28,800
CPS 1,196,710 -9,055 -13,279

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 31,500 jobs have been lost in Mississippi according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,040,800 in April 2020, Mississippi has gained 90,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,252,180 in May 2000. 55,470 jobs have been lost in Mississippi since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,002,464, Mississippi has added 194,246 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2020

Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2020 1,131,700 3,500 1,196,710 -9,055
September 2020 1,128,200 3,800 1,205,765 62,236
August 2020 1,124,400 6,600 1,143,529 43,210
July 2020 1,117,800 13,200 1,100,319 8,243
June 2020 1,104,600 31,100 1,092,076 9,796
May 2020 1,073,500 32,700 1,082,280 79,816
April 2020 1,040,800 -113,900 1,002,464 -200,339
March 2020 1,154,700 -8,500 1,202,803 -5,191
February 2020 1,163,200 2,700 1,207,994 -1,540
January 2020 1,160,500 2,600 1,209,534 -227
December 2019 1,157,900 -2,000 1,209,761 -113
November 2019 1,159,900 -600 1,209,874 -115