Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,910,800 jobs in Missouri in September 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,965,049 employed persons for the month. Missouri added 3,300 jobs in September 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,711 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,910,800 +3,300 +39,300
CPS 2,965,049 +4,711 +25,521

Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Missouri 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 in Missouri

CES employment in September 2018 for Missouri is at a new high of 2,910,800.

CPS employment in Missouri for September 2018 is at a new high of 2,965,049.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2018

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2018 2,910,800 3,300 2,965,049 4,711
August 2018 2,907,500 2,800 2,960,338 3,690
July 2018 2,904,700 400 2,956,648 9,830
June 2018 2,904,300 8,700 2,946,818 9,654
May 2018 2,895,600 1,100 2,937,164 6,691
April 2018 2,894,500 500 2,930,473 962
March 2018 2,894,000 2,900 2,929,511 -232
February 2018 2,891,100 6,400 2,929,743 -687
January 2018 2,884,700 4,100 2,930,430 -6,578
December 2017 2,880,600 1,100 2,937,008 -243
November 2017 2,879,500 6,900 2,937,251 -963
October 2017 2,872,600 1,100 2,938,214 -1,314