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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 103,400 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 102,032 employed persons for the month. Champaign lost 300 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 4,106 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 103,400 -300 -10,400
CPS 102,032 +4,106 -17,001

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 February 2020 at 115,100. Since then 11,700 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 120,893 for Champaign in December 2019. 18,861 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 97,926, Champaign has added 4,106 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 103,400 -300 102,032 4,106
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
November 2019 114,700 500 120,666 268
October 2019 114,200 100 120,398 286
September 2019 114,100 -100 120,112 291
August 2019 114,200 300 119,821 289
July 2019 113,900 0 119,532 263
June 2019 113,900 100 119,269 236