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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 81,900 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,831 employed persons for the month. Joplin lost 700 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 36 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,900 -700 +2,100
CPS 82,831 +36 +1,272

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 2022 at 82,600. Since then 700 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 83,384 for Joplin in March 2016. 553 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 70,971, Joplin has added 11,860 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 81,900 -700 82,831 36
August 2022 82,600 500 82,795 175
July 2022 82,100 900 82,620 19
June 2022 81,200 200 82,601 -105
May 2022 81,000 100 82,706 23
April 2022 80,900 100 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