Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,000 -300 +500
CPS 95,876 +233 +936

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

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 100,000 -300 95,876 233
September 2018 100,300 200 95,643 232
August 2018 100,100 100 95,411 -286
July 2018 100,000 300 95,697 368
June 2018 99,700 -200 95,329 438
May 2018 99,900 -100 94,891 367
April 2018 100,000 100 94,524 81
March 2018 99,900 200 94,443 -149
February 2018 99,700 200 94,592 212
January 2018 99,500 -100 94,380 -479
December 2017 99,600 100 94,859 29
November 2017 99,500 0 94,830 -110