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Decatur, Illinois Job Growth

There were 52,100 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,290 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 100 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 153 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 52,100 +100 +300
CPS 47,290 +153 +107

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Decatur, Illinois Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Decatur 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 Decatur, Illinois

CES employment for Decatur peaked in April 2000 at 60,300. Since then 8,200 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,300 in October 2013, Decatur has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,705 for Decatur in April 2000. 7,415 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 46,039, Decatur has added 1,251 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 52,100 100 47,290 153
June 2019 52,000 -100 47,137 158
May 2019 52,100 300 46,979 124
April 2019 51,800 0 46,855 10
March 2019 51,800 -100 46,845 -18
February 2019 51,900 -100 46,863 -3
January 2019 52,000 200 46,866 -101
December 2018 51,800 200 46,967 13
November 2018 51,600 -100 46,954 -3
October 2018 51,700 100 46,957 -46
September 2018 51,600 -300 47,003 -77
August 2018 51,900 100 47,080 -103