Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 252,500 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 213,382 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 25,600 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 40,975 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 252,500 -25,600 -26,600
CPS 213,382 -40,975 -41,233

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 28,600 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 260,762 for Jackson in May 2004. 47,380 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 252,500 -25,600 213,382 -40,975
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
November 2019 280,800 -300 256,135 64
October 2019 281,100 1,300 256,071 202
September 2019 279,800 -300 255,869 363
August 2019 280,100 -400 255,506 445
July 2019 280,500 200 255,061 367
June 2019 280,300 300 254,694 163
May 2019 280,000 900 254,531 -84