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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 82,000 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,287 employed persons for the month. Joplin lost 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 260 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,000 -300 +1,200
CPS 82,287 +260 +511

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 January 2019 at 82,300. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,099 for Joplin in February 2016. 1,812 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 80,899, Joplin has added 1,388 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 82,000 -300 82,287 260
January 2019 82,300 800 82,027 -64
December 2018 81,500 400 82,091 -345
November 2018 81,100 100 82,436 -375
October 2018 81,000 -300 82,811 529
September 2018 81,300 200 82,282 632
August 2018 81,100 0 81,650 -765
July 2018 81,100 300 82,415 206
June 2018 80,800 0 82,209 166
May 2018 80,800 0 82,043 411
April 2018 80,800 200 81,632 -194
March 2018 80,600 -200 81,826 50