Department of Numbers

Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 218,300 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 229,004 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 500 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 874 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 218,300 -500 +2,000
CPS 229,004 +874 +3,571

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 220,000. Since then 1,700 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2019 for Springfield is at a new high of 229,004.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 218,300 -500 229,004 874
September 2019 218,800 -1,200 228,130 1,008
August 2019 220,000 1,300 227,122 743
July 2019 218,700 -100 226,379 356
June 2019 218,800 -500 226,023 -29
May 2019 219,300 -400 226,052 -107
April 2019 219,700 0 226,159 -212
March 2019 219,700 1,000 226,371 122
February 2019 218,700 -100 226,249 352
January 2019 218,800 900 225,897 379
December 2018 217,900 400 225,518 -23
November 2018 217,500 1,200 225,541 108