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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,318,300 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,352,348 employed persons for the month. St Louis added 5,000 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 13,932 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,318,300 +5,000 -77,900
CPS 1,352,348 +13,932 -80,429

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 85,800 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,235,700 in April 2020, St Louis has gained 82,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,438,648 for St Louis in December 2019. 86,300 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,257,396, St Louis has added 94,952 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 1,318,300 5,000 1,352,348 13,932
July 2020 1,313,300 35,500 1,338,416 37,168
June 2020 1,277,800 26,800 1,301,248 42,967
May 2020 1,251,000 15,300 1,258,281 885
April 2020 1,235,700 -148,600 1,257,396 -176,855
March 2020 1,384,300 -15,400 1,434,251 -1,887
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