Decatur, Illinois Job Growth
There were 48,600 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in May 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,799 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 100 jobs in May 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 175 (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 12,300 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,700 in May 2020, Decatur has gained 3,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,229 for Decatur in April 2000. 11,430 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 37,527, Decatur has added 5,272 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Decatur, Illinois Employment History