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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 82,400 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,494 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 200 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 764 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,400 +200 +2,300
CPS 82,494 -764 +305

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Joplin, Missouri Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Joplin 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 Joplin, Missouri

CES employment for Joplin in November 2017 is at a new high of 82,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,836 for Joplin in February 2016. 2,342 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 81,034, Joplin has added 1,460 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 82,400 200 82,494 -764
October 2017 82,200 300 83,258 -185
September 2017 81,900 0 83,443 765
August 2017 81,900 100 82,678 463
July 2017 81,800 800 82,215 788
June 2017 81,000 0 81,427 393
May 2017 81,000 400 81,034 -412
April 2017 80,600 -100 81,446 -252
March 2017 80,700 0 81,698 -395
February 2017 80,700 -500 82,093 -210
January 2017 81,200 1,100 82,303 205
December 2016 80,100 0 82,098 -91