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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,388,700 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in March 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,409,330 employed persons for the month. St Louis lost 11,000 jobs in March 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 26,808 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,388,700 -11,000 -2,400
CPS 1,409,330 -26,808 -10,332

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 January 2020 at 1,404,100. Since then 15,400 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,438,648 for St Louis in December 2019. 29,318 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2020

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2020 1,388,700 -11,000 1,409,330 -26,808
February 2020 1,399,700 -4,400 1,436,138 -332
January 2020 1,404,100 9,100 1,436,470 -2,178
December 2019 1,395,000 -2,700 1,438,648 217
November 2019 1,397,700 500 1,438,431 1,079
October 2019 1,397,200 100 1,437,352 1,751
September 2019 1,397,100 900 1,435,601 2,824
August 2019 1,396,200 300 1,432,777 3,722
July 2019 1,395,900 3,300 1,429,055 3,758
June 2019 1,392,600 -300 1,425,297 3,036
May 2019 1,392,900 200 1,422,261 1,818
April 2019 1,392,700 1,600 1,420,443 781