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Jefferson City, Missouri Job Growth

There were 76,400 jobs in Jefferson City, Missouri in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,499 employed persons for the month. Jefferson City lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 39 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jefferson City job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 76,400 -200 0
CPS 72,499 +39 +1,005

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 3,900 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City according to the employer survey. From a trough of 71,700 in April 2020, Jefferson City has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 75,272 for Jefferson City in February 2007. 2,773 jobs have been lost in Jefferson City since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 65,873, Jefferson City has added 6,626 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Jefferson City, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 76,400 -200 72,499 39
March 2022 76,600 -800 72,460 60
February 2022 77,400 100 72,400 244
January 2022 77,300 -300 72,156 297
December 2021 77,600 1,300 71,859 11
November 2021 76,300 400 71,848 65
October 2021 75,900 -500 71,783 117
September 2021 76,400 -300 71,666 100
August 2021 76,700 -400 71,566 53
July 2021 77,100 1,100 71,513 17
June 2021 76,000 -100 71,496 -9
May 2021 76,100 -300 71,505 11