Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 266,200 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 251,834 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,034 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 266,200 -100 -12,700
CPS 251,834 -1,034 -3,014

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 14,900 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 242,700 in April 2020, Jackson has gained 23,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 260,762 for Jackson in May 2004. 8,928 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 214,039, Jackson has added 37,795 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 266,200 -100 251,834 -1,034
January 2021 266,300 -300 252,868 -1,157
December 2020 266,600 0 254,025 -1,017
November 2020 266,600 600 255,042 314
October 2020 266,000 -400 254,728 -3,114
September 2020 266,400 1,400 257,842 15,827
August 2020 265,000 1,700 242,015 10,012
July 2020 263,300 5,000 232,003 3,008
June 2020 258,300 9,400 228,995 -45
May 2020 248,900 6,200 229,040 15,001
April 2020 242,700 -32,600 214,039 -40,318
March 2020 275,300 -3,600 254,357 -491