Department of Numbers

Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 215,100 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in October 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 225,393 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 1,500 jobs in October 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,077 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 215,100 -1,500 +4,000
CPS 225,393 -1,077 +722

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 September 2017 at 216,600. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 226,470 for Springfield in September 2017. 1,077 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2017

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2017 215,100 -1,500 225,393 -1,077
September 2017 216,600 1,100 226,470 1,527
August 2017 215,500 800 224,943 1,337
July 2017 214,700 1,400 223,606 1,579
June 2017 213,300 -500 222,027 -5
May 2017 213,800 1,000 222,032 -960
April 2017 212,800 -500 222,992 -501
March 2017 213,300 0 223,493 -636
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