Columbia, Missouri Job Growth
There were 100,000 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 95,876 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 233 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 September 2018 at 100,300. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,325 for Columbia in December 2015. 449 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a September 2016 low of 94,265, Columbia has added 1,611 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, Missouri Employment History