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Cape Girardeau, Missouri Job Growth

There were 44,900 jobs in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,357 employed persons for the month. Cape Girardeau lost 0 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 13 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Cape Girardeau job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 44,900 0 +500
CPS 46,357 +13 -29

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 1,600 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 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 48,538 for Cape Girardeau in December 2000. 2,181 jobs have been lost in Cape Girardeau since then according to the household survey. From a February 2009 low of 42,871, Cape Girardeau has added 3,486 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Cape Girardeau, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 44,900 0 46,357 13
January 2019 44,900 -100 46,344 -573
December 2018 45,000 -200 46,917 -168
November 2018 45,200 -100 47,085 -119
October 2018 45,300 200 47,204 194
September 2018 45,100 100 47,010 232
August 2018 45,000 0 46,778 -85
July 2018 45,000 200 46,863 35
June 2018 44,800 100 46,828 56
May 2018 44,700 100 46,772 257
April 2018 44,600 200 46,515 4
March 2018 44,400 0 46,511 125