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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,349,400 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,395,356 employed persons for the month. St Louis added 4,500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 477 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,349,400 +4,500 +25,600
CPS 1,395,356 -477 +16,008

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 65,300 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 122,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,445,076 for St Louis in February 2020. 49,720 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 184,476 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 1,349,400 4,500 1,395,356 -477
July 2021 1,344,900 3,600 1,395,833 15,271
June 2021 1,341,300 100 1,380,562 681
May 2021 1,341,200 700 1,379,881 3,754
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