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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 110,400 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,932 employed persons for the month. Champaign lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 277 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 110,400 -100 -500
CPS 115,932 -277 +727

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 4,000 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 103,200 in December 2011, Champaign has gained 7,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 117,908 for Champaign in November 2018. 1,976 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 110,400 -100 115,932 -277
January 2019 110,500 200 116,209 -1,095
December 2018 110,300 200 117,304 -604
November 2018 110,100 200 117,908 101
October 2018 109,900 -400 117,807 422
September 2018 110,300 100 117,385 227
August 2018 110,200 -300 117,158 -214
July 2018 110,500 0 117,372 95
June 2018 110,500 -500 117,277 225
May 2018 111,000 300 117,052 647
April 2018 110,700 -400 116,405 412
March 2018 111,100 200 115,993 788