Decatur, Illinois Job Growth
There were 42,200 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 35,040 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 7,700 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 8,591 (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 60,900. Since then 18,700 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,705 for Decatur in April 2000. 19,665 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Decatur, Illinois Employment History