Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 284,200 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 258,491 employed persons for the month. Jackson added 600 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 778 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 284,200 +600 +5,200
CPS 258,491 +778 +225

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 in July 2019 is at a new high of 284,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 260,762 for Jackson in May 2004. 2,271 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 232,191, Jackson has added 26,300 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 284,200 600 258,491 778
June 2019 283,600 -300 257,713 370
May 2019 283,900 0 257,343 364
April 2019 283,900 1,500 256,979 -270
March 2019 282,400 200 257,249 -497
February 2019 282,200 -200 257,746 -670
January 2019 282,400 1,000 258,416 -238
December 2018 281,400 400 258,654 10
November 2018 281,000 200 258,644 54
October 2018 280,800 1,600 258,590 154
September 2018 279,200 -1,000 258,436 156
August 2018 280,200 1,200 258,280 14