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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 116,000 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 119,255 employed persons for the month. Champaign added 800 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 398 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 116,000 +800 +2,900
CPS 119,255 +398 +2,459

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 January 2020 at 122,200. Since then 6,200 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,400 in April 2020, Champaign has gained 12,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,136 for Champaign in December 2019. 881 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 98,536, Champaign has added 20,719 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 116,000 800 119,255 398
June 2022 115,200 -200 118,857 124
May 2022 115,400 700 118,733 34
April 2022 114,700 500 118,699 -62
March 2022 114,200 -600 118,761 290
February 2022 114,800 -5,100 118,471 298
January 2022 119,900 4,400 118,173 622
December 2021 115,500 100 117,551 -10
November 2021 115,400 700 117,561 58
October 2021 114,700 1,400 117,503 214
September 2021 113,300 200 117,289 264
August 2021 113,100 0 117,025 229