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St. Joseph, Missouri Job Growth

There were 62,800 jobs in St Joseph, Missouri in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,662 employed persons for the month. St Joseph lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 446 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Joseph job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,800 -100 -100
CPS 61,662 -446 -1,462

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 1,200 jobs have been lost in St Joseph according to the employer survey. From a trough of 62,500 in August 2018, St Joseph has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,869 for St Joseph in December 2006. 4,207 jobs have been lost in St Joseph since then according to the household survey. From a January 2010 low of 59,332, St Joseph has added 2,330 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

St Joseph, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 62,800 -100 61,662 -446
January 2019 62,900 100 62,108 -1,824
December 2018 62,800 0 63,932 -246
November 2018 62,800 -200 64,178 -132
October 2018 63,000 400 64,310 375
September 2018 62,600 100 63,935 267
August 2018 62,500 -200 63,668 -286
July 2018 62,700 0 63,954 105
June 2018 62,700 -100 63,849 195
May 2018 62,800 -100 63,654 525
April 2018 62,900 0 63,129 -18
March 2018 62,900 0 63,147 23