Department of Numbers

Decatur, Illinois Job Growth

There were 48,800 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,790 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 48,800 +200 +1,800
CPS 43,790 -24 +1,183

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 60,900. Since then 12,100 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,700 in May 2020, Decatur has gained 4,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,229 for Decatur in April 2000. 10,439 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 37,271, Decatur has added 6,519 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 48,800 200 43,790 -24
March 2022 48,600 100 43,814 124
February 2022 48,500 300 43,690 127
January 2022 48,200 100 43,563 162
December 2021 48,100 200 43,401 -14
November 2021 47,900 100 43,415 17
October 2021 47,800 300 43,398 120
September 2021 47,500 -100 43,278 169
August 2021 47,600 0 43,109 173
July 2021 47,600 1,100 42,936 147
June 2021 46,500 -900 42,789 107
May 2021 47,400 400 42,682 75