Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 281,600 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 255,820 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 800 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,163 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 281,600 -800 +2,300
CPS 255,820 -2,163 -6,155

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Jackson, Mississippi Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Jackson 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 for Jackson, Mississippi

CES employment for Jackson peaked in January 2019 at 282,400. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 264,790 for Jackson in August 2018. 8,970 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 281,600 -800 255,820 -2,163
January 2019 282,400 1,000 257,983 -2,039
December 2018 281,400 400 260,022 -1,322
November 2018 281,000 200 261,344 -733
October 2018 280,800 1,600 262,077 -1,124
September 2018 279,200 -1,000 263,201 -1,589
August 2018 280,200 1,200 264,790 392
July 2018 279,000 -100 264,398 502
June 2018 279,100 0 263,896 647
May 2018 279,100 500 263,249 725
April 2018 278,600 -600 262,524 184
March 2018 279,200 -100 262,340 365