Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,927,200 jobs in Missouri in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,978,334 employed persons for the month. Missouri added 24,800 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 11,112 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,927,200 +24,800 +52,500
CPS 2,978,334 -11,112 +49,502

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 December 2019 for Missouri at 2,928,700. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Missouri according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,566,700 in April 2020, Missouri has gained 360,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Missouri reached a maximum of 2,991,922 in December 2019. 13,588 jobs have been lost in Missouri since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,602,292, Missouri has added 376,042 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 2,927,200 24,800 2,978,334 -11,112
June 2022 2,902,400 3,300 2,989,446 -2,039
May 2022 2,899,100 -1,300 2,991,485 3,436
April 2022 2,900,400 -4,200 2,988,049 10,224
March 2022 2,904,600 100 2,977,825 12,002
February 2022 2,904,500 9,200 2,965,823 8,103
January 2022 2,895,300 9,600 2,957,720 11,570
December 2021 2,885,700 18,200 2,946,150 -185
November 2021 2,867,500 7,400 2,946,335 984
October 2021 2,860,100 5,100 2,945,351 6,125
September 2021 2,855,000 -11,600 2,939,226 5,167
August 2021 2,866,600 -8,100 2,934,059 5,227