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Springfield, Missouri Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Springfield fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Missouri rate. The unemployment rate in Springfield peaked in April 2020 at 10.0% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Springfield unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Missouri 2.4% -0.1 -1.6
Springfield 2.1% -0.1 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 22,197. There are now 17,067 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Springfield employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Springfield, Missouri) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Springfield 5,130 -176 -2,222

Number of Unemployed Persons

Springfield, Missouri Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Missouri
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployment Rate
Springfield
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.4% 2.1% 5,130
August
2022
3.7% 2.5% 2.2% 5,306
July
2022
3.5% 2.5% 2.2% 5,366
June
2022
3.6% 2.8% 2.3% 5,568
May
2022
3.6% 3.1% 2.5% 6,014
April
2022
3.6% 3.4% 2.6% 6,188
March
2022
3.6% 3.6% 2.7% 6,553
February
2022
3.8% 3.7% 2.8% 6,772
January
2022
4.0% 3.8% 3.0% 7,099
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 3.0% 7,211
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 3.0% 7,182

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.