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Springfield, Illinois Job Growth

There were 103,300 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,159 employed persons for the month. Springfield added 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,775 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,300 +100 +2,600
CPS 97,159 +2,775 +6,085

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 116,100. Since then 12,800 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 93,800 in April 2020, Springfield has gained 9,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,693 for Springfield in July 2007. 12,534 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 81,399, Springfield has added 15,760 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 103,300 100 97,159 2,775
June 2021 103,200 200 94,384 647
May 2021 103,000 500 93,737 522
April 2021 102,500 -400 93,215 407
March 2021 102,900 200 92,808 454
February 2021 102,700 1,000 92,354 -448
January 2021 101,700 600 92,802 -986
December 2020 101,100 -900 93,788 -1,813
November 2020 102,000 500 95,601 -5,376
October 2020 101,500 -100 100,977 3,957
September 2020 101,600 1,800 97,020 1,528
August 2020 99,800 -900 95,492 4,418