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Springfield, Illinois Job Growth

There were 114,500 jobs in Springfield, Illinois in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 106,122 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,179 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 114,500 -100 +100
CPS 106,122 +1,179 +825

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 2,800 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,700 in August 2009, Springfield has gained 4,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 110,262 for Springfield in June 2007. 4,140 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 102,119, Springfield has added 4,003 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Springfield, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 114,500 -100 106,122 1,179
January 2019 114,600 -300 104,943 485
December 2018 114,900 100 104,458 -1,270
November 2018 114,800 -100 105,728 -246
October 2018 114,900 300 105,974 -82
September 2018 114,600 0 106,056 727
August 2018 114,600 -200 105,329 -957
July 2018 114,800 300 106,286 -116
June 2018 114,500 -100 106,402 -400
May 2018 114,600 200 106,802 206
April 2018 114,400 0 106,596 535
March 2018 114,400 0 106,061 764