Department of Numbers

Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 218,600 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 226,819 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 468 (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 218,600 -200 +5,000
CPS 226,819 +468 +4,429

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 2019 at 218,800. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Springfield is at a new high of 226,819.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 218,600 -200 226,819 468
January 2019 218,800 900 226,351 192
December 2018 217,900 400 226,159 131
November 2018 217,500 1,200 226,028 705
October 2018 216,300 -100 225,323 1,341
September 2018 216,400 100 223,982 435
August 2018 216,300 1,100 223,547 -384
July 2018 215,200 300 223,931 725
June 2018 214,900 200 223,206 405
May 2018 214,700 300 222,801 1,007
April 2018 214,400 400 221,794 -74
March 2018 214,000 400 221,868 -522