Department of Numbers

Decatur, Illinois Job Growth

There were 51,700 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,089 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 300 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 712 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,700 +300 +200
CPS 47,089 +712 -120

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 8,600 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 50,300 in October 2013, Decatur has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,729 for Decatur in April 2000. 7,640 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 45,899, Decatur has added 1,190 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 51,700 300 47,089 712
January 2018 51,400 300 46,377 478
December 2017 51,100 200 45,899 -25
November 2017 50,900 -100 45,924 19
October 2017 51,000 -200 45,905 -106
September 2017 51,200 100 46,011 -208
August 2017 51,100 0 46,219 -168
July 2017 51,100 -100 46,387 -3
June 2017 51,200 200 46,390 -312
May 2017 51,000 0 46,702 -525
April 2017 51,000 -300 47,227 -58
March 2017 51,300 -200 47,285 76