Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 270,100 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 254,584 employed persons for the month. Jackson added 1,900 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 144 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 270,100 +1,900 -10,700
CPS 254,584 -144 -1,551

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 October 2019 at 281,100. Since then 11,000 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 253,500 in April 2020, Jackson has gained 16,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 260,762 for Jackson in May 2004. 6,178 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 214,039, Jackson has added 40,545 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 270,100 1,900 254,584 -144
October 2020 268,200 -1,500 254,728 -3,114
September 2020 269,700 3,100 257,842 15,827
August 2020 266,600 100 242,015 10,012
July 2020 266,500 2,100 232,003 3,008
June 2020 264,400 4,600 228,995 -45
May 2020 259,800 6,300 229,040 15,001
April 2020 253,500 -24,600 214,039 -40,318
March 2020 278,100 -2,400 254,357 -491
February 2020 280,500 400 254,848 -598
January 2020 280,100 -200 255,446 -689
December 2019 280,300 -500 256,135 0