St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth
There were 1,433,500 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in September 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,441,040 employed persons for the month. St Louis lost 2,900 jobs in September 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 338 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 2023 at 1,436,400. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,445,685 for St Louis in February 2020. 4,645 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,211,924, St Louis has added 229,116 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
St Louis, Missouri Employment History