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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 109,000 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 114,579 employed persons for the month. Champaign added 600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 267 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,000 +600 +100
CPS 114,579 +267 +486

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 5,400 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,200 in December 2011, Champaign has gained 5,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 116,752 for Champaign in June 2007. 2,173 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a July 2013 low of 109,549, Champaign has added 5,030 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 109,000 600 114,579 267
February 2017 108,400 -700 114,312 286
January 2017 109,100 -100 114,026 148
December 2016 109,200 100 113,878 -38
November 2016 109,100 -200 113,916 -42
October 2016 109,300 -100 113,958 -30
September 2016 109,400 200 113,988 1
August 2016 109,200 300 113,987 30
July 2016 108,900 0 113,957 21
June 2016 108,900 600 113,936 -22
May 2016 108,300 -800 113,958 -67
April 2016 109,100 200 114,025 -68