Columbia, Missouri Job Growth
There were 96,500 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 93,142 employed persons for the month. Columbia lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 295 (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 January 2020 at 101,300. Since then 4,800 jobs have been lost in Columbia according to the employer survey. From a trough of 87,400 in April 2020, Columbia has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 96,609 for Columbia in March 2020. 3,467 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 87,196, Columbia has added 5,946 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Columbia, Missouri Employment History