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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 114,600 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 118,802 employed persons for the month. Champaign lost 200 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 331 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 114,600 -200 +2,700
CPS 118,802 +331 +2,401

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 7,600 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,400 in April 2020, Champaign has gained 11,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,136 for Champaign in December 2019. 1,334 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 98,536, Champaign has added 20,266 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 114,600 -200 118,802 331
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
July 2021 113,100 800 116,796 170
June 2021 112,300 200 116,626 82
May 2021 112,100 0 116,544 73
April 2021 112,100 200 116,471 70