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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 81,000 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,683 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 160 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,000 +200 +2,000
CPS 82,683 +160 +2,107

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 82,400. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 72,000 in April 2020, Joplin has gained 9,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 83,384 for Joplin in March 2016. 701 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 70,971, Joplin has added 11,712 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 81,000 200 82,683 160
March 2022 80,800 100 82,523 282
February 2022 80,700 200 82,241 271
January 2022 80,500 0 81,970 340
December 2021 80,500 0 81,630 -11
November 2021 80,500 700 81,641 0
October 2021 79,800 0 81,641 82
September 2021 79,800 -1,500 81,559 142
August 2021 81,300 0 81,417 206
July 2021 81,300 1,400 81,211 243
June 2021 79,900 300 80,968 212
May 2021 79,600 600 80,756 180