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Decatur, Illinois Job Growth

There were 48,000 jobs in Decatur, Illinois in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,314 employed persons for the month. Decatur added 100 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 142 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Decatur job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 48,000 +100 +1,500
CPS 43,314 +142 +1,335

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 12,900 jobs have been lost in Decatur according to the employer survey. From a trough of 44,700 in May 2020, Decatur has gained 3,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 54,229 for Decatur in April 2000. 10,915 jobs have been lost in Decatur since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 37,611, Decatur has added 5,703 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Decatur, Illinois Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 48,000 100 43,314 142
October 2021 47,900 200 43,172 74
September 2021 47,700 0 43,098 169
August 2021 47,700 0 42,929 242
July 2021 47,700 0 42,687 286
June 2021 47,700 -100 42,401 125
May 2021 47,800 500 42,276 133
April 2021 47,300 400 42,143 -6
March 2021 46,900 300 42,149 -77
February 2021 46,600 200 42,226 -3
January 2021 46,400 0 42,229 110
December 2020 46,400 -100 42,119 140