Mississippi Job Growth
There were 1,116,200 jobs in Mississippi in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,200,442 employed persons for the month. Mississippi lost 7,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,663 (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 February 2020 for Mississippi at 1,163,200. Since then 47,000 jobs have been lost in Mississippi according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,012,000 in April 2020, Mississippi has gained 104,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Mississippi reached a maximum of 1,243,022 in May 2000. 42,580 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 173,390 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Mississippi Employment History