Joplin, Missouri Job Growth
There were 75,500 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,450 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 2,300 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 131 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 August 2019 at 82,500. Since then 7,000 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,200 in April 2020, Joplin has gained 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 83,684 for Joplin in February 2016. 8,234 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 75,319, Joplin has added 131 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Joplin, Missouri Employment History