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Columbia, Missouri Job Growth

There were 100,000 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,095 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 65 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,000 +300 +300
CPS 95,095 +65 +503

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Columbia, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Columbia 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 Columbia, Missouri

CES employment for Columbia peaked in August 2017 at 100,200. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 99,500 in June 2018, Columbia has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,325 for Columbia in December 2015. 1,230 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 94,265, Columbia has added 830 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 100,000 300 95,095 65
January 2019 99,700 0 95,030 -599
December 2018 99,700 -100 95,629 -9
November 2018 99,800 0 95,638 -317
October 2018 99,800 0 95,955 312
September 2018 99,800 300 95,643 232
August 2018 99,500 -200 95,411 -286
July 2018 99,700 200 95,697 368
June 2018 99,500 -100 95,329 438
May 2018 99,600 -200 94,891 367
April 2018 99,800 -100 94,524 81
March 2018 99,900 200 94,443 -149