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Columbia, Missouri Job Growth

There were 100,000 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,379 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 1,400 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 181 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 100,000 +1,400 +300
CPS 94,379 +181 -433

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 98,600 in June 2019, Columbia has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,270 for Columbia in January 2016. 1,891 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a June 2019 low of 94,198, Columbia has added 181 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 100,000 1,400 94,379 181
June 2019 98,600 -1,000 94,198 -27
May 2019 99,600 -400 94,225 -146
April 2019 100,000 0 94,371 -199
March 2019 100,000 200 94,570 -189
February 2019 99,800 100 94,759 -31
January 2019 99,700 0 94,790 -96
December 2018 99,700 -100 94,886 0
November 2018 99,800 0 94,886 10
October 2018 99,800 0 94,876 26
September 2018 99,800 300 94,850 29
August 2018 99,500 -200 94,821 9