Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,904,300 jobs in Missouri in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,978,012 employed persons for the month. Missouri lost 200 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 12,189 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,904,300 -200 +82,100
CPS 2,978,012 +12,189 +66,706

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 24,400 jobs have been lost in Missouri according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,566,700 in April 2020, Missouri has gained 337,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Missouri reached a maximum of 2,991,922 in December 2019. 13,910 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 375,720 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 2,904,300 -200 2,978,012 12,189
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
July 2021 2,874,700 35,800 2,928,832 4,256
June 2021 2,838,900 13,400 2,924,576 4,116
May 2021 2,825,500 2,200 2,920,460 4,186
April 2021 2,823,300 1,100 2,916,274 4,968