Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.9% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 900 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Springfield, MA-CT market declined by 6,747 jobs in April and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 50 bps to 3.9%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Springfield, MA-CT unemployment rate is 56 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 300 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 0.9% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Springfield, MA-CT Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.5% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 84,300; no change
  • Government: 64,500; -100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 59,000; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 30,400; +900
  • Manufacturing: 29,200; +200
  • Business Services: 25,500; +300
  • Financial Services: 14,400; -100
  • Construction, Mining: 12,000; +500
  • Other Jobs: 11,800; no change
  • IT & Development: 2,800; no change
Springfield, MA-CT Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.