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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 81,300 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 81,766 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 300 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 339 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,300 +300 +500
CPS 81,766 +339 -1,566

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 peaked in January 2016 at 82,200. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 80,100 in October 2016, Joplin has gained 1,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,836 for Joplin in February 2016. 3,070 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 81,034, Joplin has added 732 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 81,300 300 81,766 339
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
November 2016 80,100 0 82,189 -142
October 2016 80,100 -200 82,331 -199
September 2016 80,300 -100 82,530 -358
August 2016 80,400 -400 82,888 -444