Department of Numbers

Columbia, Missouri Job Growth

There were 90,400 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 87,793 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 9,400 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,816 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 90,400 -9,400 -9,800
CPS 87,793 -8,816 -7,945

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 January 2020 at 100,800. Since then 10,400 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,609 for Columbia in March 2020. 8,816 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 90,400 -9,400 87,793 -8,816
March 2020 99,800 -700 96,609 228
February 2020 100,500 -300 96,381 48
January 2020 100,800 900 96,333 -10
December 2019 99,900 -300 96,343 59
November 2019 100,200 200 96,284 87
October 2019 100,000 0 96,197 110
September 2019 100,000 100 96,087 136
August 2019 99,900 100 95,951 128
July 2019 99,800 200 95,823 77
June 2019 99,600 -300 95,746 23
May 2019 99,900 -300 95,723 -15