Department of Numbers

Columbia, Missouri Job Growth

There were 101,100 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,768 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 37 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 101,100 -200 +2,700
CPS 97,768 +37 +3,025

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 June 2021 at 102,400. Since then 1,300 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 100,100 in October 2021, Columbia has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Columbia is at a new high of 97,768.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 101,100 -200 97,768 37
March 2022 101,300 -300 97,731 80
February 2022 101,600 200 97,651 180
January 2022 101,400 0 97,471 320
December 2021 101,400 900 97,151 12
November 2021 100,500 400 97,139 36
October 2021 100,100 -500 97,103 71
September 2021 100,600 -1,600 97,032 59
August 2021 102,200 -100 96,973 38
July 2021 102,300 -100 96,935 36
June 2021 102,400 3,600 96,899 2,068
May 2021 98,800 400 94,831 88