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St. Joseph, Missouri Job Growth

There were 57,600 jobs in St Joseph, Missouri in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,029 employed persons for the month. St Joseph added 500 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 136 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Joseph job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,600 +500 -4,900
CPS 57,029 +136 -4,379

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 6,400 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 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,786 for St Joseph in December 2006. 8,757 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 136 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

St Joseph, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 57,600 500 57,029 136
April 2020 57,100 -4,200 56,893 -4,766
March 2020 61,300 -900 61,659 56
February 2020 62,200 -300 61,603 -39
January 2020 62,500 0 61,642 -8
December 2019 62,500 0 61,650 -38
November 2019 62,500 0 61,688 -8
October 2019 62,500 -200 61,696 4
September 2019 62,700 0 61,692 31
August 2019 62,700 -100 61,661 70
July 2019 62,800 -100 61,591 85
June 2019 62,900 400 61,506 98