Springfield MSA sees increase in jobs year over year

The Springfield MSA (Sangamon & Menard County) had an increase of 1,100 in the non-farm job total from September 2015 to September 2016.  Overall non-farm job count in the Springfield MSA is now listed at 115,600.  Payroll increases were reported in Retail Trade (+700), Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities (+500), Other Services (+300), Government (+300), and Health Care and Social Assistance (+200).  Declines were reported in Professional and Business Services (-300), Manufacturing (-200), Mining and Construction (-200), and Information (-100). All other major industry sectors were little changed compared to last year.  All data is from the Illinois Department of Employment Securities monthly unemployment and jobs numbers by metro area.