Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,797,100 jobs in Missouri in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,872,726 employed persons for the month. Missouri added 17,400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 28,265 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,797,100 +17,400 -108,100
CPS 2,872,726 +28,265 -125,856

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 peaked in February 2020 for Missouri at 2,912,600. Since then 115,500 jobs have been lost in Missouri according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,566,700 in April 2020, Missouri has gained 230,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Missouri reached a maximum of 3,024,168 in March 2020. 151,442 jobs have been lost in Missouri since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 2,709,686, Missouri has added 163,040 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 2,797,100 17,400 2,872,726 28,265
October 2020 2,779,700 2,900 2,844,461 -13,726
September 2020 2,776,800 5,300 2,858,187 -8,158
August 2020 2,771,500 7,700 2,866,345 4,449
July 2020 2,763,800 72,000 2,861,896 70,373
June 2020 2,691,800 74,200 2,791,523 81,837
May 2020 2,617,600 50,900 2,709,686 -10,858
April 2020 2,566,700 -311,400 2,720,544 -303,624
March 2020 2,878,100 -34,500 3,024,168 22,017
February 2020 2,912,600 1,300 3,002,151 898
January 2020 2,911,300 11,900 3,001,253 3,491
December 2019 2,899,400 -5,800 2,997,762 -820