Springfield’s unemployment rate held steady in August, compared to July… even though the city added 15-hundred jobs over that one-month period.
The local jobless rate was unchanged at 4.3 percent. That rate does represent a reduction from August of 2021, when unemployment stood at 5.4 percent. Numbers from the Illinois Department of Employment Security show Springfield with more than 110,000 jobs, 36-hundred more than a year earlier.
The biggest increases came in education and health services, and leisure and hospitality.