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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 78,300 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 80,964 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 20 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 78,300 +300 -700
CPS 80,964 -20 -1,701

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 4,100 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 71,500 in April 2020, Joplin has gained 6,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 83,684 for Joplin in February 2016. 2,720 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 75,319, Joplin has added 5,645 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 78,300 300 80,964 -20
January 2021 78,000 0 80,984 -56
December 2020 78,000 800 81,040 1,456
November 2020 77,200 -300 79,584 273
October 2020 77,500 800 79,311 390
September 2020 76,700 -800 78,921 454
August 2020 77,500 1,000 78,467 419
July 2020 76,500 1,100 78,048 273
June 2020 75,400 2,000 77,775 2,264
May 2020 73,400 1,900 75,511 192
April 2020 71,500 -7,500 75,319 -7,447
March 2020 79,000 0 82,766 101