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Springfield, Illinois Job Growth

There were 115,500 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 107,451 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 424 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 115,500 -300 +700
CPS 107,451 +424 +792

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 117,300. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,700 in August 2009, Springfield has gained 5,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,180 for Springfield in July 2007. 2,729 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a May 2013 low of 102,360, Springfield has added 5,091 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 115,500 -300 107,451 424
June 2019 115,800 700 107,027 451
May 2019 115,100 100 106,576 369
April 2019 115,000 300 106,207 100
March 2019 114,700 300 106,107 -53
February 2019 114,400 -200 106,160 -26
January 2019 114,600 -300 106,186 -287
December 2018 114,900 100 106,473 7
November 2018 114,800 -100 106,466 -1
October 2018 114,900 300 106,467 -16
September 2018 114,600 0 106,483 -38
August 2018 114,600 -200 106,521 -138