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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 75,500 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,450 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 2,300 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 131 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 75,500 +2,300 -5,300
CPS 75,450 +131 -6,279

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 7,000 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 73,200 in April 2020, Joplin has gained 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 83,684 for Joplin in February 2016. 8,234 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 75,319, Joplin has added 131 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 75,500 2,300 75,450 131
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
November 2019 81,000 100 82,554 -8
October 2019 80,900 -300 82,562 39
September 2019 81,200 -1,300 82,523 132
August 2019 82,500 1,100 82,391 222
July 2019 81,400 500 82,169 243
June 2019 80,900 100 81,926 197