Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 115,300 -300 +1,300
CPS 107,297 -558 +568

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

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 115,300 -300 107,297 -558
November 2016 115,600 100 107,855 357
October 2016 115,500 -200 107,498 -142
September 2016 115,700 900 107,640 -65
August 2016 114,800 -400 107,705 1,007
July 2016 115,200 100 106,698 926
June 2016 115,100 1,200 105,772 -117
May 2016 113,900 -600 105,889 -255
April 2016 114,500 300 106,144 -449
March 2016 114,200 300 106,593 91
February 2016 113,900 700 106,502 14
January 2016 113,200 -800 106,488 -241