Department of Numbers

Mississippi Job Growth

There were 1,173,000 jobs in Mississippi in December 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,220,968 employed persons for the month. Mississippi added 400 jobs in December 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 3,164 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Mississippi job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,173,000 +400 +11,000
CPS 1,220,968 -3,164 +4,328

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 December 2018 for Mississippi is at a new high of 1,173,000.

CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,252,180 in May 2000. 31,212 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 95,402 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2018

Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2018 1,173,000 400 1,220,968 -3,164
November 2018 1,172,600 2,600 1,224,132 -1,581
October 2018 1,170,000 1,900 1,225,713 -874
September 2018 1,168,100 -1,400 1,226,587 474
August 2018 1,169,500 4,000 1,226,113 2,226
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