Department of Numbers

Springfield, Illinois Job Growth

There were 103,300 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,815 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,909 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,300 -400 -5,900
CPS 97,815 -4,909 -5,544

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 12,800 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 97,000 in April 2020, Springfield has gained 6,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,180 for Springfield in July 2007. 12,365 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 82,558, Springfield has added 15,257 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 103,300 -400 97,815 -4,909
October 2020 103,700 400 102,724 4,932
September 2020 103,300 2,100 97,792 397
August 2020 101,200 -1,300 97,395 3,239
July 2020 102,500 1,900 94,156 123
June 2020 100,600 2,800 94,033 6,534
May 2020 97,800 800 87,499 4,941
April 2020 97,000 -12,500 82,558 -15,631
March 2020 109,500 -100 98,189 -5,208
February 2020 109,600 0 103,397 -37
January 2020 109,600 600 103,434 263
December 2019 109,000 -200 103,171 -188