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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,394,400 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,413,797 employed persons for the month. St Louis lost 6,500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,418 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,394,400 -6,500 +10,000
CPS 1,413,797 +3,418 +10,580

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 2019 at 1,400,900. Since then 6,500 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,431,134 for St Louis in July 2018. 17,337 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 1,410,379, St Louis has added 3,418 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 1,394,400 -6,500 1,413,797 3,418
January 2019 1,400,900 7,600 1,410,379 -8,344
December 2018 1,393,300 4,100 1,418,723 -3,821
November 2018 1,389,200 3,100 1,422,544 -4,401
October 2018 1,386,100 400 1,426,945 3,323
September 2018 1,385,700 -100 1,423,622 5,049
August 2018 1,385,800 -1,400 1,418,573 -12,561
July 2018 1,387,200 4,100 1,431,134 4,910
June 2018 1,383,100 800 1,426,224 6,932
May 2018 1,382,300 200 1,419,292 8,455
April 2018 1,382,100 -2,500 1,410,837 88
March 2018 1,384,600 200 1,410,749 7,532