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Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 215,500 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 227,552 employed persons for the month. Springfield added 600 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 590 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 215,500 +600 -4,800
CPS 227,552 +590 -2,867

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 4,900 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey. From a trough of 194,500 in April 2020, Springfield has gained 21,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 233,275 for Springfield in March 2020. 5,723 jobs have been lost in Springfield since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 210,341, Springfield has added 17,211 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 215,500 600 227,552 590
January 2021 214,900 500 226,962 4,940
December 2020 214,400 200 222,022 549
November 2020 214,200 100 221,473 197
October 2020 214,100 1,400 221,276 -46
September 2020 212,700 -800 221,322 62
August 2020 213,500 3,500 221,260 282
July 2020 210,000 3,200 220,978 2,704
June 2020 206,800 5,200 218,274 7,854
May 2020 201,600 7,100 210,420 79
April 2020 194,500 -25,100 210,341 -22,934
March 2020 219,600 -700 233,275 2,856