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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,340,800 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,379,751 employed persons for the month. St Louis added 300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,624 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,340,800 +300 +91,700
CPS 1,379,751 +3,624 +157,868

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 December 2019 at 1,414,700. Since then 73,900 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,227,400 in April 2020, St Louis has gained 113,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,445,076 for St Louis in February 2020. 65,325 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,210,880, St Louis has added 168,871 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 1,340,800 300 1,379,751 3,624
April 2021 1,340,500 1,000 1,376,127 4,104
March 2021 1,339,500 1,900 1,372,023 1,723
February 2021 1,337,600 -1,600 1,370,300 -820
January 2021 1,339,200 5,800 1,371,120 -1,970
December 2020 1,333,400 -500 1,373,090 -8,199
November 2020 1,333,900 5,600 1,381,289 -15,202
October 2020 1,328,300 3,900 1,396,491 17,051
September 2020 1,324,400 600 1,379,440 92
August 2020 1,323,800 16,400 1,379,348 35,186
July 2020 1,307,400 23,700 1,344,162 50,531
June 2020 1,283,700 34,600 1,293,631 71,748