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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 40,900 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,447 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 154 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 40,900 -100 -4,300
CPS 42,447 +154 -4,579

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 5,600 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 39,000 in May 2020, Cape Girardeau has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,422 for Cape Girardeau in December 2000. 5,975 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 40,754, Cape Girardeau has added 1,693 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 40,900 -100 42,447 154
October 2020 41,000 100 42,293 165
September 2020 40,900 -100 42,128 182
August 2020 41,000 300 41,946 89
July 2020 40,700 700 41,857 25
June 2020 40,000 1,000 41,832 1,078
May 2020 39,000 -400 40,754 -1,001
April 2020 39,400 -5,200 41,755 -5,525
March 2020 44,600 -800 47,280 103
February 2020 45,400 -100 47,177 114
January 2020 45,500 300 47,063 -41
December 2019 45,200 0 47,104 78