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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 81,600 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,858 employed persons for the month. Joplin lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 576 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,600 -100 +800
CPS 82,858 +576 +1,331

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 2016 at 82,200. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 79,700 in November 2016, Joplin has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,099 for Joplin in February 2016. 1,241 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 80,899, Joplin has added 1,959 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 81,600 -100 82,858 576
September 2018 81,700 400 82,282 632
August 2018 81,300 -200 81,650 -765
July 2018 81,500 100 82,415 206
June 2018 81,400 100 82,209 166
May 2018 81,300 -100 82,043 411
April 2018 81,400 100 81,632 -194
March 2018 81,300 -100 81,826 50
February 2018 81,400 100 81,776 606
January 2018 81,300 200 81,170 -201
December 2017 81,100 200 81,371 -9
November 2017 80,900 100 81,380 -147