Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 270,200 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 250,759 employed persons for the month. Jackson added 700 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 117 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 270,200 +700 +600
CPS 250,759 -117 +2,059

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 10,700 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 242,200 in April 2020, Jackson has gained 28,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 261,540 for Jackson in May 2004. 10,781 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 211,180, Jackson has added 39,579 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 270,200 700 250,759 -117
August 2022 269,500 -3,200 250,876 385
July 2022 272,700 3,700 250,491 657
June 2022 269,000 1,000 249,834 87
May 2022 268,000 500 249,747 -81
April 2022 267,500 -600 249,828 105
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