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St. Louis, Missouri Job Growth

There were 1,390,300 jobs in St Louis, Missouri in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,417,359 employed persons for the month. St Louis added 5,200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,778 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare St Louis job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,390,300 +5,200 +26,800
CPS 1,417,359 +1,778 +19,308

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 1,415,800. Since then 25,500 jobs have been lost in St Louis according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,226,500 in April 2020, St Louis has gained 163,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 1,444,746 for St Louis in February 2020. 27,387 jobs have been lost in St Louis since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,207,108, St Louis has added 210,251 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

St Louis, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 1,390,300 5,200 1,417,359 1,778
August 2022 1,385,100 -800 1,415,581 88
July 2022 1,385,900 4,300 1,415,493 498
June 2022 1,381,600 5,900 1,414,995 -2,841
May 2022 1,375,700 -1,600 1,417,836 -1,693
April 2022 1,377,300 -400 1,419,529 817
March 2022 1,377,700 -1,000 1,418,712 3,699
February 2022 1,378,700 1,600 1,415,013 4,813
January 2022 1,377,100 400 1,410,200 6,365
December 2021 1,376,700 7,500 1,403,835 -580
November 2021 1,369,200 1,100 1,404,415 969
October 2021 1,368,100 4,600 1,403,446 5,395