Department of Numbers

Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 214,100 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 222,916 employed persons for the month. Springfield added 700 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,122 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 214,100 +700 +2,700
CPS 222,916 +1,122 +1,704

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 January 2018 at 214,600. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 213,200 in March 2018, Springfield has gained 900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in May 2018 for Springfield is at a new high of 222,916.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 214,100 700 222,916 1,122
April 2018 213,400 200 221,794 -74
March 2018 213,200 -500 221,868 -522
February 2018 213,700 -900 222,390 442
January 2018 214,600 900 221,948 -496
December 2017 213,700 1,800 222,444 199
November 2017 211,900 -600 222,245 4
October 2017 212,500 -400 222,241 -34
September 2017 212,900 200 222,275 223
August 2017 212,700 500 222,052 299
July 2017 212,200 100 221,753 274
June 2017 212,100 700 221,479 267