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Decatur, Illinois Job Growth

There were 51,300 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,375 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 100 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 12 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,300 +100 0
CPS 46,375 -12 -348

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 9,000 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,300 in October 2013, Decatur has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,729 for Decatur in April 2000. 8,354 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 46,046, Decatur has added 329 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 51,300 100 46,375 -12
July 2017 51,200 -100 46,387 -3
June 2017 51,300 -100 46,390 -312
May 2017 51,400 -400 46,702 -525
April 2017 51,800 -100 47,227 -58
March 2017 51,900 500 47,285 76
February 2017 51,400 -300 47,209 312
January 2017 51,700 400 46,897 201
December 2016 51,300 100 46,696 91
November 2016 51,200 300 46,605 63
October 2016 50,900 -100 46,542 -58
September 2016 51,000 -300 46,600 -123