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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 113,700 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,666 employed persons for the month. Champaign added 300 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 117 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 113,700 +300 -2,900
CPS 115,666 +117 -5,040

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 122,700. Since then 9,000 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 105,000 in April 2020, Champaign has gained 8,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 122,621 for Champaign in October 2020. 6,955 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a November 2020 low of 115,255, Champaign has added 411 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 113,700 300 115,666 117
January 2021 113,400 1,100 115,549 248
December 2020 112,300 -700 115,301 46
November 2020 113,000 200 115,255 -7,366
October 2020 112,800 -100 122,621 5,559
September 2020 112,900 1,100 117,062 73
August 2020 111,800 1,600 116,989 6,327
July 2020 110,200 1,600 110,662 230
June 2020 108,600 2,700 110,432 7,999
May 2020 105,900 900 102,433 4,507
April 2020 105,000 -11,600 97,926 -16,497
March 2020 116,600 0 114,423 -6,283