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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 76,700 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 71,662 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 686 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 76,700 +100 -1,000
CPS 71,662 +686 -1,352

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 3,600 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 1,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,679 for Jefferson City in December 2003. 4,017 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 70,890, Jefferson City has added 772 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 76,700 100 71,662 686
January 2018 76,600 -100 70,976 86
December 2017 76,700 0 70,890 -917
November 2017 76,700 -300 71,807 -714
October 2017 77,000 0 72,521 -264
September 2017 77,000 0 72,785 356
August 2017 77,000 -100 72,429 21
July 2017 77,100 0 72,408 171
June 2017 77,100 -400 72,237 -182
May 2017 77,500 -200 72,419 -420
April 2017 77,700 -200 72,839 -1
March 2017 77,900 200 72,840 -174