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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 76,100 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,851 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 201 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 76,100 -200 -700
CPS 70,851 -201 -853

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 4,200 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 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,679 for Jefferson City in December 2003. 4,828 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 76,100 -200 70,851 -201
January 2019 76,300 -400 71,052 -712
December 2018 76,700 500 71,764 -499
November 2018 76,200 -400 72,263 -436
October 2018 76,600 -100 72,699 360
September 2018 76,700 0 72,339 282
August 2018 76,700 -200 72,057 -445
July 2018 76,900 100 72,502 106
June 2018 76,800 200 72,396 -112
May 2018 76,600 100 72,508 417
April 2018 76,500 -200 72,091 203
March 2018 76,700 -100 71,888 184