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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 81,500 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 81,945 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 770 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 81,500 +200 +900
CPS 81,945 +770 -148

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 700 jobs have been lost in Joplin according to the employer survey. From a trough of 79,700 in November 2016, Joplin has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 84,836 for Joplin in February 2016. 2,891 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 81,034, Joplin has added 911 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 81,500 200 81,945 770
January 2018 81,300 200 81,175 -589
December 2017 81,100 200 81,764 -692
November 2017 80,900 100 82,456 -802
October 2017 80,800 0 83,258 -185
September 2017 80,800 200 83,443 765
August 2017 80,600 -100 82,678 463
July 2017 80,700 0 82,215 788
June 2017 80,700 400 81,427 393
May 2017 80,300 -700 81,034 -412
April 2017 81,000 200 81,446 -252
March 2017 80,800 200 81,698 -395