Department of Numbers

Missouri Job Growth

There were 2,898,600 jobs in Missouri in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,959,285 employed persons for the month. Missouri lost 800 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 170 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Missouri job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,898,600 -800 +14,800
CPS 2,959,285 -170 +10,371

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 2019 for Missouri at 2,899,400. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Missouri according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Missouri reached a maximum of 2,959,726 in December 2018. 441 jobs have been lost in Missouri since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 2,898,600 -800 2,959,285 -170
January 2019 2,899,400 5,300 2,959,455 -271
December 2018 2,894,100 4,300 2,959,726 62
November 2018 2,889,800 900 2,959,664 713
October 2018 2,888,900 -2,000 2,958,951 2,012
September 2018 2,890,900 400 2,956,939 1,960
August 2018 2,890,500 -2,400 2,954,979 871
July 2018 2,892,900 7,000 2,954,108 449
June 2018 2,885,900 3,300 2,953,659 121
May 2018 2,882,600 -600 2,953,538 755
April 2018 2,883,200 -3,900 2,952,783 1,814
March 2018 2,887,100 3,300 2,950,969 2,055