Department of Numbers

Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 213,200 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 228,080 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,163 (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 213,200 -700 +4,100
CPS 228,080 -1,163 +806

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 October 2016 at 214,300. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 229,790 for Springfield in October 2016. 1,710 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 213,200 -700 228,080 -1,163
November 2016 213,900 -400 229,243 -547
October 2016 214,300 1,800 229,790 1,078
September 2016 212,500 -400 228,712 708
August 2016 212,900 700 228,004 425
July 2016 212,200 300 227,579 -441
June 2016 211,900 -800 228,020 -1,006
May 2016 212,700 400 229,026 149
April 2016 212,300 1,200 228,877 -477
March 2016 211,100 400 229,354 426
February 2016 210,700 1,500 228,928 1,431
January 2016 209,200 100 227,497 223