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Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 212,300 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 218,711 employed persons for the month. Springfield added 3,300 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 437 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 212,300 +3,300 -6,500
CPS 218,711 +437 -10,156

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 August 2019 at 219,300. Since then 7,000 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 197,600 in April 2020, Springfield has gained 14,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 233,275 for Springfield in March 2020. 14,564 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 210,341, Springfield has added 8,370 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 212,300 3,300 218,711 437
June 2020 209,000 8,000 218,274 7,854
May 2020 201,000 3,400 210,420 79
April 2020 197,600 -19,700 210,341 -22,934
March 2020 217,300 -1,800 233,275 2,856
February 2020 219,100 200 230,419 108
January 2020 218,900 800 230,311 -280
December 2019 218,100 -500 230,591 228
November 2019 218,600 -400 230,363 292
October 2019 219,000 0 230,071 346
September 2019 219,000 -300 229,725 407
August 2019 219,300 500 229,318 451