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St. Joseph, Missouri Job Growth

There were 60,600 jobs in St Joseph, Missouri in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,462 employed persons for the month. St Joseph added 100 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Joseph job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,600 +100 -100
CPS 60,462 +18 +165

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 3,400 jobs have been lost in St Joseph according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,100 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. 5,506 jobs have been lost in St Joseph since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 55,652, St Joseph has added 4,810 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

St Joseph, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 60,600 100 60,462 18
July 2021 60,500 -100 60,444 44
June 2021 60,600 300 60,400 -44
May 2021 60,300 -100 60,444 -3
April 2021 60,400 0 60,447 24
March 2021 60,400 0 60,423 -16
February 2021 60,400 300 60,439 -56
January 2021 60,100 -500 60,495 -77
December 2020 60,600 400 60,572 24
November 2020 60,200 -100 60,548 33
October 2020 60,300 100 60,515 76
September 2020 60,200 -500 60,439 142