Overall unemployment rate moved down to 3.7% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 3,900 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Springfield, MA-CT market declined by 402 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 60 bps to 3.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Springfield, MA-CT unemployment rate is 38 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 210 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 4.1% 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 September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.2% . Key sectors include:

  • Education & Healthcare: 84,900; +1,700
  • Government: 64,000; +3,900
  • Transportation & Utilities: 59,000; +700
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 33,900; -1,300
  • Manufacturing: 29,200; no change
  • Business Services: 25,600; -300
  • Financial Services: 14,700; -100
  • Construction, Mining: 12,800; -200
  • Other Jobs: 11,900; -300
Springfield, MA-CT Unemployment by Industry September 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through September 2022 (Data published November 2022 and reports created on November 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.