Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 283,800 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 261,950 employed persons for the month. Jackson added 800 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,251 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 283,800 +800 +1,700
CPS 261,950 -1,251 +754

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 June 2018 at 284,600. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 283,000 in July 2018, Jackson has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 264,790 for Jackson in August 2018. 2,840 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 283,800 800 261,950 -1,251
September 2018 283,000 -1,100 263,201 -1,589
August 2018 284,100 1,100 264,790 392
July 2018 283,000 -1,600 264,398 502
June 2018 284,600 1,000 263,896 647
May 2018 283,600 -300 263,249 725
April 2018 283,900 0 262,524 184
March 2018 283,900 300 262,340 365
February 2018 283,600 1,100 261,975 330
January 2018 282,500 -800 261,645 -408
December 2017 283,300 1,100 262,053 410
November 2017 282,200 100 261,643 447