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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 78,500 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,199 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City added 300 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 108 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,500 +300 +1,700
CPS 73,199 +108 +7

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 1,800 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 71,900 in April 2020, Jefferson City has gained 6,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,549 for Jefferson City in January 2021. 2,350 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City since then according to the household survey. From a October 2021 low of 73,091, Jefferson City has added 108 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 78,500 300 73,199 108
October 2021 78,200 0 73,091 -1,045
September 2021 78,200 -500 74,136 159
August 2021 78,700 800 73,977 139
July 2021 77,900 0 73,838 31
June 2021 77,900 600 73,807 -104
May 2021 77,300 -100 73,911 -266
April 2021 77,400 -200 74,177 -257
March 2021 77,600 500 74,434 -490
February 2021 77,100 -100 74,924 -625
January 2021 77,200 100 75,549 2,305
December 2020 77,100 300 73,244 52