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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 44,700 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,439 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau lost 100 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 72 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,700 -100 +700
CPS 46,439 -72 +615

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Cape Girardeau 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 for Cape Girardeau, Missouri

CES employment for Cape Girardeau peaked in May 2007 at 46,500. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 43,100 in June 2011, Cape Girardeau has gained 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,538 for Cape Girardeau in December 2000. 2,099 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau since then according to the household survey. From a February 2009 low of 42,871, Cape Girardeau has added 3,568 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 44,700 -100 46,439 -72
March 2018 44,800 -100 46,511 125
February 2018 44,900 400 46,386 462
January 2018 44,500 -300 45,924 -274
December 2017 44,800 -100 46,198 11
November 2017 44,900 -100 46,187 2
October 2017 45,000 500 46,185 53
September 2017 44,500 100 46,132 191
August 2017 44,400 200 45,941 172
July 2017 44,200 100 45,769 34
June 2017 44,100 100 45,735 -32
May 2017 44,000 0 45,767 -57