Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,839,400 jobs in Missouri in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,949,552 employed persons for the month. Missouri added 7,300 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,790 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,839,400 +7,300 +73,400
CPS 2,949,552 +2,790 +45,180

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 90,500 jobs have been lost in Missouri according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,569,400 in April 2020, Missouri has gained 270,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Missouri reached a maximum of 2,992,970 in November 2019. 43,418 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 342,637 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 2,839,400 7,300 2,949,552 2,790
July 2021 2,832,100 11,400 2,946,762 4,365
June 2021 2,820,700 1,500 2,942,397 -4,259
May 2021 2,819,200 7,200 2,946,656 2,445
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