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Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 217,500 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 230,556 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 300 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 612 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 217,500 -300 +15,900
CPS 230,556 +612 +27,459

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Springfield, Missouri 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, Missouri

CES employment for Springfield peaked in November 2019 at 220,400. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 194,500 in April 2020, Springfield has gained 23,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in May 2021 for Springfield is at a new high of 230,556.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 217,500 -300 230,556 612
April 2021 217,800 1,600 229,944 728
March 2021 216,200 900 229,216 504
February 2021 215,300 400 228,712 136
January 2021 214,900 500 228,576 235
December 2020 214,400 200 228,341 256
November 2020 214,200 100 228,085 352
October 2020 214,100 1,400 227,733 497
September 2020 212,700 -800 227,236 728
August 2020 213,500 3,500 226,508 1,046
July 2020 210,000 3,200 225,462 10,671
June 2020 206,800 5,200 214,791 11,694