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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.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 102,500 +800 -6,500
CPS 94,476 +247 -8,921

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 102,500 800 94,476 247
January 2021 101,700 600 94,229 -2,067
December 2020 101,100 -900 96,296 -1,548
November 2020 102,000 500 97,844 -4,880
October 2020 101,500 -100 102,724 4,932
September 2020 101,600 1,800 97,792 397
August 2020 99,800 -900 97,395 3,239
July 2020 100,700 3,900 94,156 123
June 2020 96,800 2,500 94,033 6,534
May 2020 94,300 500 87,499 4,941
April 2020 93,800 -13,800 82,558 -15,631
March 2020 107,600 -1,400 98,189 -5,208