Bloomington-Normal, Illinois Job Growth
There were 90,100 jobs in Bloomington, Illinois in April 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,189 employed persons for the month. Bloomington added 600 jobs in April 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 388 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Bloomington job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Bloomington, Illinois Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Bloomington as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total Employment for Bloomington, Illinois
CES employment for Bloomington peaked in February 2002 at 92,900. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Bloomington according to the employer survey. From a trough of 87,300 in January 2005, Bloomington has gained 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 86,452 for Bloomington in August 2007. 3,263 jobs have been lost in Bloomington since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Bloomington, Illinois Employment History