Department of Numbers

St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,413,500 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,432,400 employed persons for the month. St Louis added 3,000 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7,726 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,413,500 +3,000 +27,700
CPS 1,432,400 +7,726 +23,691

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 in August 2019 is at a new high of 1,413,500.

CPS employment in August 2019 for St Louis is at a new high of 1,432,400.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 1,413,500 3,000 1,432,400 7,726
July 2019 1,410,500 4,400 1,424,674 7,772
June 2019 1,406,100 3,600 1,416,902 5,065
May 2019 1,402,500 500 1,411,837 1,589
April 2019 1,402,000 4,200 1,410,248 -643
March 2019 1,397,800 3,700 1,410,891 -401
February 2019 1,394,100 -6,800 1,411,292 1,406
January 2019 1,400,900 7,600 1,409,886 -710
December 2018 1,393,300 4,100 1,410,596 100
November 2018 1,389,200 3,100 1,410,496 315
October 2018 1,386,100 400 1,410,181 734
September 2018 1,385,700 -100 1,409,447 738