Department of Numbers

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 109,600 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,664 employed persons for the month. Champaign lost 1,200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 625 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,600 -1,200 +1,100
CPS 114,664 -625 +763

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Champaign, Illinois Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Champaign 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 Champaign, Illinois

CES employment for Champaign peaked in June 2001 at 114,400. Since then 4,800 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,200 in December 2011, Champaign has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 116,752 for Champaign in June 2007. 2,088 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a July 2013 low of 109,531, Champaign has added 5,133 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 109,600 -1,200 114,664 -625
November 2016 110,800 200 115,289 146
October 2016 110,600 -100 115,143 31
September 2016 110,700 -300 115,112 -45
August 2016 111,000 1,100 115,157 1,117
July 2016 109,900 300 114,040 628
June 2016 109,600 800 113,412 -96
May 2016 108,800 -600 113,508 -310
April 2016 109,400 -300 113,818 -408
March 2016 109,700 600 114,226 266
February 2016 109,100 1,000 113,960 76
January 2016 108,100 -400 113,884 -17