Decatur, Illinois Job Growth
There were 51,800 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 46,974 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 326 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 8,500 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,300 in October 2013, Decatur has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,729 for Decatur in April 2000. 7,755 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 45,851, Decatur has added 1,123 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Decatur, Illinois Employment History