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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,410,900 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in November 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,450,821 employed persons for the month. St Louis added 200 jobs in November 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,401 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,410,900 +200 +21,700
CPS 1,450,821 +3,401 +40,325

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

St Louis, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for St Louis 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 Louis, Missouri

CES employment for St Louis peaked in August 2019 at 1,413,500. Since then 2,600 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,410,700 in October 2019, St Louis has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2019 for St Louis is at a new high of 1,450,821.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2019

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2019 1,410,900 200 1,450,821 3,401
October 2019 1,410,700 -1,000 1,447,420 6,278
September 2019 1,411,700 -1,800 1,441,142 9,257
August 2019 1,413,500 3,000 1,431,885 7,211
July 2019 1,410,500 4,400 1,424,674 7,772
June 2019 1,406,100 3,600 1,416,902 5,065
May 2019 1,402,500 500 1,411,837 1,589
April 2019 1,402,000 4,200 1,410,248 -643
March 2019 1,397,800 3,700 1,410,891 -401
February 2019 1,394,100 -6,800 1,411,292 1,406
January 2019 1,400,900 7,600 1,409,886 -710
December 2018 1,393,300 4,100 1,410,596 100