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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.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 42,200 -7,700 -8,900
CPS 35,040 -8,591 -11,462

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

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 42,200 -7,700 35,040 -8,591
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
November 2019 49,900 -100 46,011 -85
October 2019 50,000 -200 46,096 -102
September 2019 50,200 -500 46,198 -120
August 2019 50,700 -100 46,318 -112
July 2019 50,800 200 46,430 -74
June 2019 50,600 -400 46,504 -19
May 2019 51,000 -100 46,523 21