Missouri Job Growth
There were 2,818,000 jobs in Missouri in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,946,827 employed persons for the month. Missouri added 6,000 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,616 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.
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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 January 2020 for Missouri at 2,929,900. Since then 111,900 jobs have been lost in Missouri according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,569,400 in April 2020, Missouri has gained 248,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Missouri reached a maximum of 2,992,970 in November 2019. 46,143 jobs have been lost in Missouri since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,606,915, Missouri has added 339,912 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Missouri Employment History