Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,894,900 jobs in Missouri in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,937,194 employed persons for the month. Missouri added 400 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 6,721 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,894,900 +400 +34,300
CPS 2,937,194 +6,721 -444

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 May 2018 for Missouri is at a new high of 2,894,900.

CPS employment in Missouri reached a maximum of 2,950,847 in February 2016. 13,653 jobs have been lost in Missouri since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 2,929,314, Missouri has added 7,880 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 2,894,900 400 2,937,194 6,721
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
September 2017 2,871,500 1,100 2,939,528 -689
August 2017 2,870,400 700 2,940,217 -233
July 2017 2,869,700 500 2,940,450 1,047
June 2017 2,869,200 8,600 2,939,403 1,765