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St. Joseph, Missouri Job Growth

There were 60,200 jobs in St Joseph, Missouri in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,884 employed persons for the month. St Joseph added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 166 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Joseph job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,200 +100 -2,400
CPS 59,884 +166 -1,719

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 3,800 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 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,786 for St Joseph in December 2006. 5,902 jobs have been lost in St Joseph since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 56,893, St Joseph has added 2,991 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

St Joseph, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 60,200 100 59,884 166
January 2021 60,100 -500 59,718 102
December 2020 60,600 400 59,616 113
November 2020 60,200 -100 59,503 -6
October 2020 60,300 100 59,509 -23
September 2020 60,200 -500 59,532 0
August 2020 60,700 700 59,532 25
July 2020 60,000 700 59,507 1,453
June 2020 59,300 900 58,054 1,121
May 2020 58,400 1,300 56,933 40
April 2020 57,100 -5,100 56,893 -4,766
March 2020 62,200 -400 61,659 56