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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 111,700 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 117,804 employed persons for the month. Champaign lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 419 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 111,700 0 +1,300
CPS 117,804 +419 +3,361

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 2,700 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,200 in December 2011, Champaign has gained 8,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Champaign is at a new high of 117,804.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 111,700 0 117,804 419
September 2018 111,700 100 117,385 227
August 2018 111,600 -400 117,158 -214
July 2018 112,000 0 117,372 95
June 2018 112,000 500 117,277 225
May 2018 111,500 100 117,052 647
April 2018 111,400 500 116,405 412
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