Department of Numbers

Springfield, Illinois Job Growth

There were 115,300 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,528 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 600 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 537 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 115,300 -600 0
CPS 106,528 -537 -572

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. 3,734 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a November 2013 low of 102,407, Springfield has added 4,121 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 115,300 -600 106,528 -537
July 2017 115,900 -300 107,065 173
June 2017 116,200 300 106,892 -537
May 2017 115,900 -200 107,429 -1,229
April 2017 116,100 -300 108,658 -695
March 2017 116,400 0 109,353 259
February 2017 116,400 300 109,094 741
January 2017 116,100 300 108,353 128
December 2016 115,800 -200 108,225 -27
November 2016 116,000 200 108,252 119
October 2016 115,800 -400 108,133 336
September 2016 116,200 900 107,797 697