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Springfield, Illinois Job Growth

There were 108,600 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 100,768 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 209 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 108,600 -200 +5,200
CPS 100,768 -209 +3,332

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 7,500 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 93,700 in April 2020, Springfield has gained 14,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,693 for Springfield in July 2007. 8,925 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 80,450, Springfield has added 20,318 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 108,600 -200 100,768 -209
March 2022 108,800 200 100,977 330
February 2022 108,600 100 100,647 527
January 2022 108,500 400 100,120 622
December 2021 108,100 600 99,498 -40
November 2021 107,500 400 99,538 98
October 2021 107,100 1,900 99,440 492
September 2021 105,200 300 98,948 619
August 2021 104,900 300 98,329 532
July 2021 104,600 400 97,797 298
June 2021 104,200 400 97,499 59
May 2021 103,800 400 97,440 4