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Springfield, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2020 to 3.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 9.7% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Missouri 4.5% -0.1 +1.1
Springfield 3.7% 0.0 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Springfield, Missouri, National

Springfield, Missouri monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Springfield, Missouri Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 22,488. There are now 13,985 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 8,503 -93 +986

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 5.8%
November
2020
6.7% 4.5% 3.7% 8,503
October
2020
6.9% 4.6% 3.7% 8,596
September
2020
7.8% 4.8% 3.8% 8,691
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 5.5% 12,891
July
2020
10.2% 6.9% 6.1% 14,455
June
2020
11.1% 7.8% 7.2% 16,950
May
2020
13.3% 10.1% 8.5% 19,531
April
2020
14.8% 10.2% 9.7% 22,488
March
2020
4.4% 3.9% 3.2% 7,799
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.3% 7,825
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.2% 7,586

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.