# Jacquet Module of an Essentially Square Integrable Representation

Let $F$ be a $p$-adic field. Let $G$ be a connected reductive group and $\rho$ an irreducible admissible representation of $G(F)$. Let $P$ be a parabolic subgroup of $G$ and suppose further that $\rho$ is essentially square integrable. It seems like the Jacquet module $\mathrm{Jac}_P(\rho)$ is essentially square integrable or at least a sum of essentially square integrable representations. Is this true/is there a reference for this fact?

It follows from proposition 43 of the Bernstein notes on representation of $p$-adic groups. That proposition gives a characterization of essentially square integrable representations (called square integrable modulo center, in this source) in terms of certain exponents of all the (dual) Levi subalgebras. Your claim follows then by the transitivity of the Jacquet functor.