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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 112,300 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,622 employed persons for the month. Champaign lost 0 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 584 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 112,300 0 +2,100
CPS 115,622 +584 +751

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 2,100 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,200 in December 2011, Champaign has gained 9,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 116,723 for Champaign in July 2007. 1,101 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a August 2013 low of 109,088, Champaign has added 6,534 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 112,300 0 115,622 584
July 2019 112,300 800 115,038 403
June 2019 111,500 -100 114,635 299
May 2019 111,600 400 114,336 120
April 2019 111,200 600 114,216 -115
March 2019 110,600 0 114,331 -119
February 2019 110,600 100 114,450 -69
January 2019 110,500 200 114,519 -148
December 2018 110,300 200 114,667 28
November 2018 110,100 200 114,639 4
October 2018 109,900 -400 114,635 -86
September 2018 110,300 100 114,721 -150