Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth
There were 265,500 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 250,084 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 700 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 290 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 November 2017 at 281,100. Since then 15,600 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 242,700 in April 2020, Jackson has gained 22,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 261,540 for Jackson in May 2004. 11,456 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 213,094, Jackson has added 36,990 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Jackson, Mississippi Employment History