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Springfield, Illinois Job Growth

There were 112,700 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,449 employed persons for the month. Springfield added 400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 346 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 112,700 +400 -2,000
CPS 105,449 +346 -3,645

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 5,600 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,800 in August 2009, Springfield has gained 2,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,262 for Springfield in June 2007. 4,813 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a November 2013 low of 102,407, Springfield has added 3,042 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 112,700 400 105,449 346
January 2018 112,300 -100 105,103 -1,558
December 2017 112,400 -100 106,661 456
November 2017 112,500 100 106,205 202
October 2017 112,400 -800 106,003 -635
September 2017 113,200 -100 106,638 -70
August 2017 113,300 -400 106,708 -357
July 2017 113,700 -1,100 107,065 173
June 2017 114,800 900 106,892 -537
May 2017 113,900 -500 107,429 -1,229
April 2017 114,400 -600 108,658 -695
March 2017 115,000 300 109,353 259