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Joplin, Missouri Job Growth

There were 82,900 jobs in Joplin, Missouri in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,052 employed persons for the month. Joplin added 800 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 239 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Joplin job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 82,900 +800 +1,800
CPS 82,052 +239 +615

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 in August 2019 is at a new high of 82,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 83,690 for Joplin in February 2016. 1,638 jobs have been lost in Joplin since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 81,055, Joplin has added 997 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Joplin, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 82,900 800 82,052 239
July 2019 82,100 700 81,813 264
June 2019 81,400 -200 81,549 -25
May 2019 81,600 -200 81,574 -28
April 2019 81,800 -200 81,602 -130
March 2019 82,000 300 81,732 12
February 2019 81,700 -600 81,720 150
January 2019 82,300 800 81,570 126
December 2018 81,500 400 81,444 3
November 2018 81,100 100 81,441 0
October 2018 81,000 -300 81,441 4
September 2018 81,300 200 81,437 0