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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 111,200 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,306 employed persons for the month. Champaign added 300 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 313 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 111,200 +300 +1,200
CPS 116,306 +313 +1,936

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 June 2001 at 114,400. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,200 in December 2011, Champaign has gained 8,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 116,752 for Champaign in June 2007. 446 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a July 2013 low of 109,148, Champaign has added 7,158 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 111,200 300 116,306 313
March 2018 110,900 100 115,993 788
February 2018 110,800 400 115,205 388
January 2018 110,400 -300 114,817 317
December 2017 110,700 500 114,500 56
November 2017 110,200 -200 114,444 1
October 2017 110,400 -800 114,443 -23
September 2017 111,200 500 114,466 32
August 2017 110,700 100 114,434 65
July 2017 110,600 600 114,369 54
June 2017 110,000 200 114,315 -6
May 2017 109,800 -200 114,321 -49