Springfield, Illinois Job Growth
There were 102,500 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 94,476 employed persons for the month. Springfield added 800 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 247 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 13,600 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 93,800 in April 2020, Springfield has gained 8,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,180 for Springfield in July 2007. 15,704 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 82,558, Springfield has added 11,918 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Springfield, Illinois Employment History