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Springfield, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 1.2 percentage points in July 2021 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 11.7% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Missouri 4.2% -0.1 -2.6
Springfield 2.3% -1.2 -3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 26,573. There are now 21,159 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 5,414 -3,021 -9,026

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 4.2% 2.3% 5,414
June
2021
5.9% 4.3% 3.5% 8,435
May
2021
5.8% 4.2% 3.4% 8,136
April
2021
6.1% 4.1% 3.4% 8,026
March
2021
6.0% 4.2% 3.4% 8,117
February
2021
6.2% 4.3% 3.5% 8,248
January
2021
6.3% 4.3% 3.4% 8,007
December
2020
6.7% 4.4% 3.7% 8,836
November
2020
6.7% 4.7% 3.8% 9,116
October
2020
6.9% 5.0% 4.0% 9,485
September
2020
7.8% 5.4% 4.2% 10,012

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.