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St. Joseph, Missouri Job Growth

There were 63,100 jobs in St Joseph, Missouri in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,459 employed persons for the month. St Joseph lost 0 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 173 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Joseph job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,100 0 +600
CPS 61,459 +173 +237

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 900 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 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,786 for St Joseph in December 2006. 4,327 jobs have been lost in St Joseph since then according to the household survey. From a February 2010 low of 59,543, St Joseph has added 1,916 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

St Joseph, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 63,100 0 61,459 173
July 2019 63,100 0 61,286 168
June 2019 63,100 100 61,118 35
May 2019 63,000 -300 61,083 -32
April 2019 63,300 600 61,115 -52
March 2019 62,700 -100 61,167 -89
February 2019 62,800 -100 61,256 28
January 2019 62,900 100 61,228 -3
December 2018 62,800 0 61,231 12
November 2018 62,800 -200 61,219 20
October 2018 63,000 400 61,199 6
September 2018 62,600 100 61,193 -29