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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 77,300 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,691 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City lost 200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 352 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 77,300 -200 +300
CPS 72,691 +352 +641

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 3,000 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 1,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,679 for Jefferson City in December 2003. 2,988 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 71,230, Jefferson City has added 1,461 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 77,300 -200 72,691 352
September 2018 77,500 300 72,339 282
August 2018 77,200 -200 72,057 -445
July 2018 77,400 100 72,502 106
June 2018 77,300 -100 72,396 -112
May 2018 77,400 0 72,508 417
April 2018 77,400 200 72,091 203
March 2018 77,200 300 71,888 184
February 2018 76,900 300 71,704 417
January 2018 76,600 -100 71,287 -453
December 2017 76,700 0 71,740 -137
November 2017 76,700 -300 71,877 -173