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Springfield, Illinois Job Growth

There were 109,200 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 101,393 employed persons for the month. Springfield added 1,300 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 99 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,200 +1,300 +4,000
CPS 101,393 +99 +2,445

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 6,900 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 93,700 in April 2020, Springfield has gained 15,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 109,693 for Springfield in July 2007. 8,300 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 80,450, Springfield has added 20,943 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 109,200 1,300 101,393 99
August 2022 107,900 -100 101,294 257
July 2022 108,000 -400 101,037 471
June 2022 108,400 400 100,566 103
May 2022 108,000 -300 100,463 -309
April 2022 108,300 -500 100,772 -205
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