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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 39,100 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 41,564 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau lost 5,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 5,716 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,100 -5,500 -6,000
CPS 41,564 -5,716 -5,215

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 7,400 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,422 for Cape Girardeau in December 2000. 6,858 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 39,100 -5,500 41,564 -5,716
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
November 2019 45,200 -200 47,026 82
October 2019 45,400 300 46,944 94
September 2019 45,100 0 46,850 93
August 2019 45,100 200 46,757 70
July 2019 44,900 -200 46,687 14
June 2019 45,100 -200 46,673 -41
May 2019 45,300 200 46,714 -65