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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 77,000 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,422 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City lost 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 442 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,000 -200 +400
CPS 72,422 +442 +1,058

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Jefferson City 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 Jefferson City, Missouri

CES employment for Jefferson City peaked in February 2008 at 80,300. Since then 3,300 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,600 in April 2012, Jefferson City has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,547 for Jefferson City in December 2003. 3,125 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City since then according to the household survey. From a May 2019 low of 70,724, Jefferson City has added 1,698 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 77,000 -200 72,422 442
September 2019 77,200 -100 71,980 522
August 2019 77,300 -100 71,458 342
July 2019 77,400 600 71,116 292
June 2019 76,800 300 70,824 100
May 2019 76,500 100 70,724 -54
April 2019 76,400 100 70,778 -113
March 2019 76,300 100 70,891 -210
February 2019 76,200 -100 71,101 -122
January 2019 76,300 -400 71,223 -167
December 2018 76,700 500 71,390 15
November 2018 76,200 -400 71,375 11