Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,818,000 +6,000 +194,900
CPS 2,946,827 +2,616 +333,762

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

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 2,818,000 6,000 2,946,827 2,616
April 2021 2,812,000 -2,400 2,944,211 10,072
March 2021 2,814,400 17,900 2,934,139 12,582
February 2021 2,796,500 -11,200 2,921,557 9,151
January 2021 2,807,700 8,500 2,912,406 -4,145
December 2020 2,799,200 9,200 2,916,551 -1,583
November 2020 2,790,000 10,800 2,918,134 -955
October 2020 2,779,200 4,000 2,919,089 5,061
September 2020 2,775,200 9,200 2,914,028 9,656
August 2020 2,766,000 14,200 2,904,372 13,246
July 2020 2,751,800 62,200 2,891,126 138,320
June 2020 2,689,600 66,500 2,752,806 139,741