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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 75,100 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,143 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City lost 300 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 42 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 75,100 -300 -3,300
CPS 70,143 +42 -2,857

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 5,200 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 69,800 in April 2020, Jefferson City has gained 5,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,547 for Jefferson City in December 2003. 5,404 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 67,143, Jefferson City has added 3,000 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 75,100 -300 70,143 42
July 2020 75,400 1,300 70,101 160
June 2020 74,100 800 69,941 1,194
May 2020 73,300 3,500 68,747 1,604
April 2020 69,800 -6,800 67,143 -5,916
March 2020 76,600 -1,000 73,059 77
February 2020 77,600 100 72,982 41
January 2020 77,500 0 72,941 66
December 2019 77,500 100 72,875 -61
November 2019 77,400 300 72,936 -49
October 2019 77,100 -600 72,985 -27
September 2019 77,700 -700 73,012 12