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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 45,200 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,408 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau lost 0 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 85 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 45,200 0 +200
CPS 46,408 +85 +220

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau according to the employer survey. From a trough of 43,100 in June 2011, Cape Girardeau has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,422 for Cape Girardeau in December 2000. 2,014 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau since then according to the household survey. From a February 2009 low of 42,951, Cape Girardeau has added 3,457 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 45,200 0 46,408 85
June 2019 45,200 100 46,323 46
May 2019 45,100 0 46,277 -1
April 2019 45,100 100 46,278 -45
March 2019 45,000 0 46,323 -11
February 2019 45,000 100 46,334 44
January 2019 44,900 -100 46,290 -32
December 2018 45,000 -200 46,322 -4
November 2018 45,200 -100 46,326 8
October 2018 45,300 200 46,318 42
September 2018 45,100 100 46,276 51
August 2018 45,000 0 46,225 37