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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 79,300 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 81,314 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 300 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 127 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 79,300 +300 +2,800
CPS 81,314 +127 +1,980

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 3,100 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 71,500 in April 2020, Joplin has gained 7,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 83,362 for Joplin in March 2016. 2,048 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 71,505, Joplin has added 9,809 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 79,300 300 81,314 127
June 2021 79,000 100 81,187 151
May 2021 78,900 500 81,036 212
April 2021 78,400 0 80,824 247
March 2021 78,400 400 80,577 283
February 2021 78,000 0 80,294 157
January 2021 78,000 0 80,137 152
December 2020 78,000 800 79,985 42
November 2020 77,200 -300 79,943 51
October 2020 77,500 800 79,892 98
September 2020 76,700 -800 79,794 182
August 2020 77,500 1,000 79,612 278