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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 109,800 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 113,005 employed persons for the month. Champaign added 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 316 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,800 +300 +600
CPS 113,005 -316 -982

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 4,600 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,200 in December 2011, Champaign has gained 6,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 116,752 for Champaign in June 2007. 3,747 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a July 2013 low of 109,549, Champaign has added 3,456 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 109,800 300 113,005 -316
July 2017 109,500 200 113,321 -171
June 2017 109,300 -300 113,492 -279
May 2017 109,600 200 113,771 -652
April 2017 109,400 500 114,423 -163
March 2017 108,900 500 114,586 274
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