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Springfield, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 1.2 percentage points in May 2020 to 8.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 9.7% and is now 1.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Missouri 10.1% -0.1 +7.0
Springfield 8.5% -1.2 +5.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 2,979 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 19,509 -2,979 +13,249

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 7.9%
May
2020
13.3% 10.1% 8.5% 19,509
April
2020
14.7% 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
3.6% 3.5% 3.2% 7,586
December
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.3% 7,790
November
2019
3.5% 3.4% 3.2% 7,517
October
2019
3.6% 3.4% 3.0% 7,234
September
2019
3.5% 3.3% 2.9% 6,941
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 2.8% 6,672

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.