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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,390,400 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,428,010 employed persons for the month. St Louis added 900 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,388 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,390,400 +900 +11,800
CPS 1,428,010 +4,388 +23,899

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 July 2018 at 1,391,400. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,389,500 in September 2018, St Louis has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,431,134 for St Louis in July 2018. 3,124 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a August 2018 low of 1,418,573, St Louis has added 9,437 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 1,390,400 900 1,428,010 4,388
September 2018 1,389,500 -1,000 1,423,622 5,049
August 2018 1,390,500 -900 1,418,573 -12,561
July 2018 1,391,400 600 1,431,134 4,910
June 2018 1,390,800 4,800 1,426,224 6,932
May 2018 1,386,000 -200 1,419,292 8,455
April 2018 1,386,200 -1,300 1,410,837 88
March 2018 1,387,500 2,400 1,410,749 7,532
February 2018 1,385,100 4,400 1,403,217 11,347
January 2018 1,380,700 2,200 1,391,870 -9,737
December 2017 1,378,500 -2,300 1,401,607 -1,156
November 2017 1,380,800 2,200 1,402,763 -1,348