Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 97,900 -11,600 -12,100
CPS 83,237 -14,952 -20,925

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

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 97,900 -11,600 83,237 -14,952
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
November 2019 109,200 -700 103,359 -180
October 2019 109,900 400 103,539 -161
September 2019 109,500 -400 103,700 -120
August 2019 109,900 -400 103,820 -82
July 2019 110,300 -400 103,902 -99
June 2019 110,700 400 104,001 -102
May 2019 110,300 300 104,103 -59