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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 44,400 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,607 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau lost 100 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 115 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,400 -100 +300
CPS 46,607 +115 +872

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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 40,200 in April 2020, Cape Girardeau has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,486 for Cape Girardeau in May 2000. 1,879 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 40,988, Cape Girardeau has added 5,619 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 44,400 -100 46,607 115
February 2022 44,500 100 46,492 251
January 2022 44,400 100 46,241 257
December 2021 44,300 100 45,984 11
November 2021 44,200 200 45,973 66
October 2021 44,000 0 45,907 148
September 2021 44,000 0 45,759 120
August 2021 44,000 0 45,639 37
July 2021 44,000 -100 45,602 -30
June 2021 44,100 0 45,632 -73
May 2021 44,100 -100 45,705 -42
April 2021 44,200 100 45,747 12