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Decatur, Illinois Job Growth

There were 46,400 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,098 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 100 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,465 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 46,400 -100 -3,500
CPS 43,098 -2,465 -2,913

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 14,500 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 43,400 in April 2020, Decatur has gained 3,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,705 for Decatur in April 2000. 11,607 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 35,850, Decatur has added 7,248 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 46,400 -100 43,098 -2,465
October 2020 46,500 200 45,563 2,005
September 2020 46,300 -500 43,558 -108
August 2020 46,800 1,500 43,666 2,943
July 2020 45,300 900 40,723 -66
June 2020 44,400 700 40,789 2,913
May 2020 43,700 300 37,876 2,026
April 2020 43,400 -6,500 35,850 -7,781
March 2020 49,900 -600 43,631 -2,341
February 2020 50,500 300 45,972 -93
January 2020 50,200 0 46,065 108
December 2019 50,200 300 45,957 -54