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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,338,800 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,376,002 employed persons for the month. St Louis lost 400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,900 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,338,800 -400 -75,700
CPS 1,376,002 +1,900 -60,136

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 75,900 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 111,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,438,648 for St Louis in December 2019. 62,646 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,257,396, St Louis has added 118,606 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 1,338,800 -400 1,376,002 1,900
January 2021 1,339,200 5,800 1,374,102 17,339
December 2020 1,333,400 -500 1,356,763 1,900
November 2020 1,333,900 5,600 1,354,863 3,331
October 2020 1,328,300 3,900 1,351,532 5,684
September 2020 1,324,400 600 1,345,848 4,094
August 2020 1,323,800 16,400 1,341,754 3,338
July 2020 1,307,400 23,700 1,338,416 37,168
June 2020 1,283,700 34,600 1,301,248 42,967
May 2020 1,249,100 21,700 1,258,281 885
April 2020 1,227,400 -177,900 1,257,396 -176,855
March 2020 1,405,300 -9,200 1,434,251 -1,887