Department of Numbers

Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 80,500 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,592 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 425 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 80,500 +200 -800
CPS 82,592 -425 -2,134

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 September 2008 at 81,300. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 77,900 in January 2010, Joplin has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,792 for Joplin in January 2016. 2,200 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 80,500 200 82,592 -425
November 2016 80,300 200 83,017 -145
October 2016 80,100 200 83,162 -81
September 2016 79,900 -200 83,243 323
August 2016 80,100 -100 82,920 84
July 2016 80,200 -300 82,836 -511
June 2016 80,500 -100 83,347 -605
May 2016 80,600 200 83,952 -61
April 2016 80,400 -100 84,013 -533
March 2016 80,500 -100 84,546 -200
February 2016 80,600 200 84,746 -46
January 2016 80,400 -900 84,792 66