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Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 213,200 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 223,501 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 628 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 213,200 -100 +4,300
CPS 223,501 -628 +113

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Springfield, Missouri 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, Missouri

CES employment for Springfield peaked in February 2017 at 213,300. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 225,364 for Springfield in December 2016. 1,863 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 213,200 -100 223,501 -628
February 2017 213,300 800 224,129 -266
January 2017 212,500 400 224,395 -969
December 2016 212,100 600 225,364 378
November 2016 211,500 400 224,986 315
October 2016 211,100 600 224,671 431
September 2016 210,500 900 224,240 475
August 2016 209,600 300 223,765 252
July 2016 209,300 400 223,513 77
June 2016 208,900 -200 223,436 56
May 2016 209,100 0 223,380 23
April 2016 209,100 200 223,357 -31