Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 283,400 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 262,138 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 500 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 202 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 283,400 -500 +4,200
CPS 262,138 -202 +2,717

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 March 2018 at 283,900. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 262,340 for Jackson in March 2018. 202 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 283,400 -500 262,138 -202
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
October 2017 282,100 2,500 261,196 594
September 2017 279,600 -600 260,602 692
August 2017 280,200 400 259,910 628
July 2017 279,800 300 259,282 384
June 2017 279,500 400 258,898 -105
May 2017 279,100 -100 259,003 -418