Springfield, Illinois Job Growth
There were 97,900 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,237 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 11,600 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 14,952 (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 18,200 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,180 for Springfield in July 2007. 26,943 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Springfield, Illinois Employment History