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Decatur, Illinois Job Growth

There were 51,700 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 47,830 employed persons for the month. Decatur lost 0 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 399 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 51,700 0 +700
CPS 47,830 +399 +1,382

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. 6,899 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a October 2013 low of 45,851, Decatur has added 1,979 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 51,700 0 47,830 399
September 2018 51,700 300 47,431 423
August 2018 51,400 -200 47,008 -423
July 2018 51,600 -200 47,431 -36
June 2018 51,800 300 47,467 -49
May 2018 51,500 100 47,516 44
April 2018 51,400 -200 47,472 46
March 2018 51,600 -200 47,426 377
February 2018 51,800 400 47,049 575
January 2018 51,400 300 46,474 145
December 2017 51,100 200 46,329 -53
November 2017 50,900 -100 46,382 -66