- Buildings & Sites
- Major Employers
- Foreign Investment
Talent in Springfield
Workforce is a major focus in the Springfield Region. From talent attraction and retention initiatives to workforce development, programs are in place to ensure employers have access to the best and brightest labor force possible.
- Almost 7,000 new jobs were created in the metro area over the past five years.
- The bulk of these new jobs are in the professional services, manufacturing, and health care sectors.
- Unemployment steadily declined to around 3.2% — down from 7.7% over six years ago.
- 90% of the counties in the Springfield Region are currently pursuing the Certified Work Ready Community status.
Income & Wages
|Current Per Capita Income||$37,502||Springfield MSA|
|Average Compensation Per Job||$49,844||Springfield MSA|
|Current Average Household Income||$64,627*||Springfield MSA|
|Current Per Capita Income||$36,180||Springfield 10-County Region|
Source: USDC, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of the Census, 2016
*USDC, Bureau of the Census, American Community Survey, 2017
Growth of the Labor Force
The Springfield metro workforce has grown more than 5% in the past 10 years, and in 2004, accounted for more than one-third of Missouri’s total job growth.
Source: USDC, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Employment Statistics, 2010-2017
Low Unionization Rate
Source: unionstats.com – (Current Population Survey, Outgoing Rotation Group, Earnings Files) 2008-2017