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.
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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 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
Columbia, Missouri Employment History