Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 4.3% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 700 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the Springfield, IL market declined by 289 jobs in August and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • Springfield, IL unemployment rate is 51 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 110 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in August versus prior month by 6.1% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Winston-Salem, NC  Unemployment October 2020

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.5% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 25,100; +200
  • Education & Healthcare: 21,800; +100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 17,000; +200
  • Business Services: 12,300; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 11,400; +700
  • Other Jobs: 6,200; +200
  • Financial Services: 5,800; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 4,000; no change
  • Manufacturing: 3,400; no change
  • IT & Development: 3,100; +200
Springfield, IL Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.