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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 79,000 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 79,598 employed persons for the month. Joplin lost 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 287 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,000 -600 -2,000
CPS 79,598 +287 -2,956

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 3,500 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,200 in April 2020, Joplin has gained 5,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 83,684 for Joplin in February 2016. 4,086 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 75,319, Joplin has added 4,279 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 79,000 -600 79,598 287
October 2020 79,600 1,000 79,311 390
September 2020 78,600 -600 78,921 454
August 2020 79,200 1,100 78,467 419
July 2020 78,100 700 78,048 273
June 2020 77,400 1,900 77,775 2,264
May 2020 75,500 2,300 75,511 192
April 2020 73,200 -6,800 75,319 -7,447
March 2020 80,000 -1,100 82,766 101
February 2020 81,100 -200 82,665 72
January 2020 81,300 100 82,593 74
December 2019 81,200 200 82,519 -35