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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 44,200 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,225 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau added 200 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 29 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,200 +200 +2,900
CPS 46,225 +29 +4,832

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 2,300 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 39,800 in April 2020, Cape Girardeau has gained 4,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,486 for Cape Girardeau in May 2000. 2,261 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 40,543, Cape Girardeau has added 5,682 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 44,200 200 46,225 29
April 2021 44,000 200 46,196 30
March 2021 43,800 100 46,166 7
February 2021 43,700 100 46,159 0
January 2021 43,600 300 46,159 -102
December 2020 43,300 100 46,261 88
November 2020 43,200 -100 46,173 83
October 2020 43,300 -200 46,090 89
September 2020 43,500 -300 46,001 192
August 2020 43,800 500 45,809 354
July 2020 43,300 900 45,455 1,847
June 2020 42,400 1,100 43,608 2,215