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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Job Growth

There were 114,300 jobs in Champaign, Illinois in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 116,436 employed persons for the month. Champaign added 300 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 364 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Champaign job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 114,300 +300 +2,500
CPS 116,436 +364 -1,999

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 January 2020 at 122,700. Since then 8,400 jobs have been lost in Champaign according to the employer survey. From a trough of 105,000 in April 2020, Champaign has gained 9,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 123,716 for Champaign in October 2020. 7,280 jobs have been lost in Champaign since then according to the household survey. From a April 2021 low of 115,520, Champaign has added 916 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Champaign, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 114,300 300 116,436 364
July 2021 114,000 200 116,072 445
June 2021 113,800 -600 115,627 42
May 2021 114,400 300 115,585 65
April 2021 114,100 -900 115,520 -148
March 2021 115,000 1,200 115,668 -130
February 2021 113,800 400 115,798 -377
January 2021 113,400 1,100 116,175 -408
December 2020 112,300 -700 116,583 -98
November 2020 113,000 200 116,681 -7,035
October 2020 112,800 -100 123,716 6,146
September 2020 112,900 1,100 117,570 -865