Over two years after the COVID-19 rate halted to the work force, employment has skyrocketed nationwide, including in Springfield.
In April of 2020, unemployment in Springfield was at 10% during the height of the nations workforce crisis.
Today, that number is at 2%, a change of nearly 80%.
In a case study conducted by Wallethub, the city is tied with Miami and Manchester, New Hampshire for the lowest unemployment rate of the some 160 cities that were studied.
Kansas City and St. Louis were also included in the top ten of the list.