Department of Numbers

Columbia, Missouri Job Growth

There were 99,700 jobs in Columbia, Missouri in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,736 employed persons for the month. Columbia added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 296 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Columbia job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 99,700 +200 +300
CPS 94,736 +296 -1,194

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 in February 2018 is at a new high of 99,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 97,180 for Columbia in September 2017. 2,444 jobs have been lost in Columbia since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 94,440, Columbia has added 296 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Columbia, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 99,700 200 94,736 296
January 2018 99,500 -100 94,440 -653
December 2017 99,600 100 95,093 -613
November 2017 99,500 0 95,706 -811
October 2017 99,500 -100 96,517 -663
September 2017 99,600 0 97,180 576
August 2017 99,600 100 96,604 557
July 2017 99,500 300 96,047 1,009
June 2017 99,200 -300 95,038 465
May 2017 99,500 0 94,573 -506
April 2017 99,500 0 95,079 -366
March 2017 99,500 100 95,445 -485