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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 109,400 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,372 employed persons for the month. Champaign lost 1,400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 7,249 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 109,400 -1,400 -5,300
CPS 115,372 -7,249 -5,294

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 September 2020 at 118,100. Since then 8,700 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 122,621 for Champaign in October 2020. 7,249 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 109,400 -1,400 115,372 -7,249
October 2020 110,800 -7,300 122,621 5,559
September 2020 118,100 8,200 117,062 73
August 2020 109,900 100 116,989 6,327
July 2020 109,800 3,200 110,662 230
June 2020 106,600 3,200 110,432 7,999
May 2020 103,400 -300 102,433 4,507
April 2020 103,700 -11,200 97,926 -16,497
March 2020 114,900 -200 114,423 -6,283
February 2020 115,100 300 120,706 83
January 2020 114,800 -100 120,623 -270
December 2019 114,900 200 120,893 227