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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,376,100 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,419,198 employed persons for the month. St Louis lost 1,600 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 486 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,376,100 -1,600 +27,200
CPS 1,419,198 +486 +40,210

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 1,415,800. Since then 39,700 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,226,500 in April 2020, St Louis has gained 149,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,444,746 for St Louis in February 2020. 25,548 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,207,108, St Louis has added 212,090 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,376,100 -1,600 1,419,198 486
March 2022 1,377,700 -1,000 1,418,712 3,699
February 2022 1,378,700 1,600 1,415,013 4,813
January 2022 1,377,100 400 1,410,200 6,365
December 2021 1,376,700 7,500 1,403,835 -580
November 2021 1,369,200 1,100 1,404,415 969
October 2021 1,368,100 4,600 1,403,446 5,395
September 2021 1,363,500 -600 1,398,051 7,044
August 2021 1,364,100 -3,800 1,391,007 6,364
July 2021 1,367,900 8,700 1,384,643 4,290
June 2021 1,359,200 9,700 1,380,353 1,450
May 2021 1,349,500 600 1,378,903 -85