Department of Numbers

Springfield, Missouri Job Growth

There were 215,400 jobs in Springfield, Missouri in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 225,231 employed persons for the month. Springfield lost 300 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,249 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Springfield job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 215,400 -300 +2,900
CPS 225,231 +1,249 +2,990

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 2018 at 215,700. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Springfield according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Springfield is at a new high of 225,231.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Springfield, Missouri Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 215,400 -300 225,231 1,249
September 2018 215,700 0 223,982 435
August 2018 215,700 1,000 223,547 -384
July 2018 214,700 700 223,931 725
June 2018 214,000 300 223,206 405
May 2018 213,700 300 222,801 1,007
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