Department of Numbers

Springfield, Illinois Job Growth

There were 112,100 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 105,904 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 152 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 112,100 -100 -300
CPS 105,904 -152 +1,467

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 6,200 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,800 in August 2009, Springfield has gained 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,262 for Springfield in June 2007. 4,358 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 102,119, Springfield has added 3,785 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 112,100 -100 105,904 -152
September 2018 112,200 -300 106,056 727
August 2018 112,500 -400 105,329 -957
July 2018 112,900 -100 106,286 -116
June 2018 113,000 0 106,402 -400
May 2018 113,000 300 106,802 206
April 2018 112,700 600 106,596 535
March 2018 112,100 -300 106,061 764
February 2018 112,400 100 105,297 902
January 2018 112,300 -100 104,395 29
December 2017 112,400 -100 104,366 53
November 2017 112,500 100 104,313 -124