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Decatur, Illinois Job Growth

There were 51,100 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,493 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 113 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,100 +100 -400
CPS 46,493 -113 -734

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

Decatur, Illinois Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Decatur peaked in April 2000 at 60,300. Since then 9,200 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,300 in October 2013, Decatur has gained 800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,729 for Decatur in April 2000. 8,236 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 45,978, Decatur has added 515 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 51,100 100 46,493 -113
November 2016 51,000 200 46,606 127
October 2016 50,800 -200 46,479 -235
September 2016 51,000 300 46,714 -285
August 2016 50,700 -400 46,999 461
July 2016 51,100 -100 46,538 251
June 2016 51,200 200 46,287 -230
May 2016 51,000 0 46,517 27
April 2016 51,000 -300 46,490 14
March 2016 51,300 400 46,476 -1
February 2016 50,900 -200 46,477 -412
January 2016 51,100 -400 46,889 -338