Department of Numbers

Jackson, Mississippi Job Growth

There were 265,500 jobs in Jackson, Mississippi in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 250,084 employed persons for the month. Jackson lost 700 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 290 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jackson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 265,500 -700 +16,600
CPS 250,084 -290 +25,242

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 15,600 jobs have been lost in Jackson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 242,700 in April 2020, Jackson has gained 22,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 261,540 for Jackson in May 2004. 11,456 jobs have been lost in Jackson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 213,094, Jackson has added 36,990 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Jackson, Mississippi Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 265,500 -700 250,084 -290
April 2021 266,200 200 250,374 4
March 2021 266,000 0 250,370 -339
February 2021 266,000 -300 250,709 106
January 2021 266,300 -300 250,603 361
December 2020 266,600 0 250,242 882
November 2020 266,600 600 249,360 1,199
October 2020 266,000 -400 248,161 1,837
September 2020 266,400 1,400 246,324 2,847
August 2020 265,000 1,700 243,477 4,185
July 2020 263,300 5,000 239,292 6,026
June 2020 258,300 9,400 233,266 8,424