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St. Joseph, Missouri Job Growth

There were 60,500 jobs in St Joseph, Missouri in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,948 employed persons for the month. St Joseph added 200 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 233 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Joseph job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,500 +200 +400
CPS 59,948 -233 +1,088

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

St Joseph, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for St Joseph 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 St Joseph, Missouri

CES employment for St Joseph peaked in October 2016 at 64,000. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in St Joseph according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,000 in April 2020, St Joseph has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,968 for St Joseph in January 2007. 6,020 jobs have been lost in St Joseph since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 54,789, St Joseph has added 5,159 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

St Joseph, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 60,500 200 59,948 -233
June 2022 60,300 -300 60,181 -167
May 2022 60,600 -300 60,348 -17
April 2022 60,900 -200 60,365 137
March 2022 61,100 100 60,228 214
February 2022 61,000 300 60,014 261
January 2022 60,700 300 59,753 290
December 2021 60,400 200 59,463 -15
November 2021 60,200 0 59,478 35
October 2021 60,200 200 59,443 169
September 2021 60,000 0 59,274 218
August 2021 60,000 -100 59,056 196