Springfield, Illinois Job Growth
There were 115,300 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 107,297 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 558 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Springfield, Illinois Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Springfield 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 Springfield, Illinois
CES employment for Springfield peaked in August 2000 at 118,300. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,800 in August 2009, Springfield has gained 5,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,262 for Springfield in June 2007. 2,965 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a November 2013 low of 102,407, Springfield has added 4,890 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Springfield, Illinois Employment History