Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 267,700 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 249,848 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 125 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 267,700 -400 +700
CPS 249,848 +125 +4,475

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 August 2017 at 280,900. Since then 13,200 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 242,200 in April 2020, Jackson has gained 25,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 261,540 for Jackson in May 2004. 11,692 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 211,180, Jackson has added 38,668 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 267,700 -400 249,848 125
March 2022 268,100 -1,500 249,723 385
February 2022 269,600 -900 249,338 362
January 2022 270,500 -200 248,976 -126
December 2021 270,700 -100 249,102 -125
November 2021 270,800 -100 249,227 -10
October 2021 270,900 1,300 249,237 537
September 2021 269,600 -500 248,700 850
August 2021 270,100 -800 247,850 905
July 2021 270,900 3,900 246,945 796
June 2021 267,000 -400 246,149 510
May 2021 267,400 400 245,639 266