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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 43,600 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,060 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 98 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 43,600 0 -1,500
CPS 46,060 +98 -1,117

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 2,900 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 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,422 for Cape Girardeau in December 2000. 2,362 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 5,306 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 43,600 0 46,060 98
January 2021 43,600 300 45,962 2,722
December 2020 43,300 100 43,240 763
November 2020 43,200 -100 42,477 184
October 2020 43,300 -200 42,293 165
September 2020 43,500 -300 42,128 182
August 2020 43,800 500 41,946 89
July 2020 43,300 900 41,857 25
June 2020 42,400 1,100 41,832 1,078
May 2020 41,300 1,500 40,754 -1,001
April 2020 39,800 -5,400 41,755 -5,525
March 2020 45,200 100 47,280 103